Physiology

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By

  • Linda Costanzo, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Richmond, Virginia

Clear, consistent, and user-friendly, the updated edition of Physiology, by renowned physiology instructor Dr. Linda Costanzo, offers a comprehensive overview of core physiologic concepts at the organ system and cellular levels. It presents information in a short, simple, and focused manner, making it an ideal combination textbook and review guide for the USMLE Step 1. You'll grasp all the essential and relevant physiology knowledge you need for absolute success in school and on your exams!
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Audience

medical students in yrs 1 & 2; nursing and HP students learning physiology and pathophysiology.

 

Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-0847-5


Table of Contents

1 Cellular Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2 Autonomic Nervous System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

3 Neurophysiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

4 Cardiovascular Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

5 Respiratory Physiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

6 Renal Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

7 Acid-Base Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

8 Gastrointestinal Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

9 Endocrine Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

10 Reproductive Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447

Appendix I Common Abbreviations and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

Appendix II Normal Values and Constants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471

Challenge Yourself Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477