Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition book cover

Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

"Highly Commended," Basic and Clinical Sciences Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

Audience

Medical students taking a Physiology course; Undergraduate and Graduate students taking a human physiology course.

Hardbound, 1352 Pages

Published: December 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1753-2

Reviews

  • "This new updated is perfect for students starting out in physiology and for those wanting to extend their knowledge further. I have enjoyed using this book for my medical science studies. It is written clearly and is well organised. Cascading biological events in the body systems are explained brilliantly  and extensive illustrations support the text...Overall, this is a tremendousresource to assist with learning  and I recommend it particularly to those having difficulties with any aspect of physiology."

    Nursing Standard, February 2013 


Contents

  • CONTENTS

    Section I

    INTRODUCTION 1

    1 Foundations of Physiology 3

    Section II

    PHYSIOLOGY OF CELLS AND MOLECULES 7

    2 Functional Organization of the Cell 9

    3 Signal Transduction 48

    4 Regulation of Gene Expression 75

    5 Transport of Solutes and Water 106

    6 Electrophysiology of the Cell Membrane 147

    7 Electrical Excitability and Action Potentials 179

    8 Synaptic Transmission and the Neuromuscular Junction 212

    9 Cellular Physiology of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle 237

    Section III

    THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 265

    10 Organization of the Nervous System 267

    11 The Neuronal Microenvironment 289

    12 Physiology of Neurons 310

    13 Synaptic Transmission in the Nervous System 323

    14 The Autonomic Nervous System 351

    15 Sensory Transduction 371

    16 Circuits of the Central Nervous System 408

    Section IV

    THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 427

    17 Organization of the Cardiovascular System 429

    18 Blood 448

    19 Arteries and Veins 467

    20 The Microcirculation 482

    21 Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Electrocardiogram 504

    22 The Heart as a Pump 529

    23 Regulation of Arterial Pressure and Cardiac Output 554

    24 Special Circulations 577

    25 Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System 593

    Section V

    THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 611

    26 Organization of the Respiratory System 613

    27 Mechanics of Ventilation 630

    28 Acid-Base Physiology 652

    29 Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood 672

    30 Gas Exchange in the Lungs 685

    31 Ventilation and Perfusion of the Lungs 700

    32 Control of Ventilation 725

    Section VI

    THE URINARY SYSTEM 747

    33 Organization of the Urinary System 749

    34 Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flow 767

    35 Transport of Sodium and Chloride 782

    36 Transport of Urea, Glucose, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Organic Solutes 797

    37 Transport of Potassium 821

    38 Urine Concentration and Dilution 835

    39 Transport of Acids and Bases 851

    40 Integration of Salt and Water Balance 866

    Section VII

    THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 881

    41 Organization of the Gastrointestinal System 883

    42 Gastric Function 895

    43 Pancreatic and Salivary Glands 912

    44 Intestinal Fluid and Electrolyte Movement 933

    45 Nutrient Digestion and Absorption 949

    46 Hepatobiliary Function 980

    Section VIII

    THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 1009

    47 Organization of Endocrine Control 1011

    48 Endocrine Regulation of Growth and Body Mass 1028

    49 The Thyroid Gland 1044

    50 The Adrenal Gland 1057

    51 The Endocrine Pancreas 1074

    52 The Parathyroid Glands and Vitamin D 1094

    Section IX

    THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 1111

    53 Sexual Differentiation 1113

    54 The Male Reproductive System 1128

    55 The Female Reproductive System 1146

    56 Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Lactation 1170

    57 Fetal and Neonatal Physiology 1193

    Section X

    Physiology of Everyday Life 1211

    58 Metabolism 1213

    59 Regulation of Body Temperature 1237

    60 Exercise Physiology and Sports Science 1249

    61 Environmental Physiology 1268

    62 The Physiology of Aging 1281

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