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Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

Now with full-color illustrations, this easy-to-follow text takes the vast subject of physiology and focuses on concepts most important to the practice of veterinary medicine. It includes coverage of physiopathology and clinical problem-solving techniques, making this a practical resource for any practice. The book's logical, body-system organization makes it easy to find specific information. This edition includes a new chapter on cancer and a new section on the immune system.

Book, 720 Pages

Published: July 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3535-8


  • Section I The Cell

    Chapter 1 The Molecular and Cellular Bases of Physiologic Regulation

    Chapter 2 Cancer and Cell Cycle Control

    Section II Neurophysiology

    Chapter 3 Introduction to the Neuromuscular System

    Chapter 4 The Neuron

    Chapter 5 The Neuromuscluar Synapse

    Chapter 6 The Physiology of Muscle

    Chapter 7 The Concept of a Reflex

    Chapter 8 Skeletal Muscle Stretch Receptors

    Chapter 9 The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction

    Chapter 10 The Brain’s Control of Posture and Locomotion

    Chapter 11 The Vestibular System

    Chapter 12 The Cerebellum

    Chapter 13 The Autonomic Nervous System and Adrenal Medulla

    Chapter 14 The Visual System

    Chapter 15 Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier

    Chapter 16 The Electroencephalogram and Sensory Evoked Potentials

    Chapter 17 Hearing

    Section III Cardiovascular Physiology

    Chapter 18 Overview of Cardiovascular Function

    Chapter 19 Electrical Activity of the Heart

    Chapter 20 The Electrocardiogram

    Chapter 21 The Heart as a Pump

    Chapter 22 The Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations

    Chapter 23 Capillaries and Fluid Exchange

    Chapter 24 Local Control of Blood Flow

    Chapter 25 Neural and Hormonal Control of Blood Pressure and Blood Volume

    Chapter 26 Integrated Cardiovascular Responses

    Section IV Gastrointestinal Physiology and Metabolism

    Chapter 27 Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function

    Chapter 28 Movements of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    Chapter 29 Secretions of the Digestive Tract

    Chapter 30 Digestion and Absorption:
    The Nonfermentative Processes

    Chapter 31 Digestion: The Fermentative Processes

    Chapter 32 Postabsorptive Nutrient Utilization

    Section V Endocrinology

    Chapter 33 The Endocrine System

    Chapter 34 Endocrine Glands and Their Function

    Section VI Reproduction and Lactation

    Chapter 35 Control of Gonadal and Gamete Development

    Chapter 36 Control of Ovulation and the Corpus Luteum

    Chapter 37 Reproductive Cycles

    Chapter 38 Pregnancy and Parturition

    Chapter 39 The Mammary Gland

    Chapter 40 Reproductive Physiology of the Male

    Section VII Renal Physiology

    Chapter 41 Glomerular Filtration

    Chapter 42 Solute Reabsorption

    Chapter 43 Water Balance

    Chapter 44 Acid-Base Balance

    Section VIII Respiratory Function

    Chapter 45 Overview of Respiratory Function: Ventilation of the Lung

    Chapter 46 Pulmonary Blood Flow

    Chapter 47 Gas Exchange

    Chapter 48 Gas Transport in the Blood

    Chapter 49 Control of Ventilation

    Chapter 50 Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

    Section IX Homeostasis

    Chapter 51 Fetal and Neonatal Oxygen Transport

    Chapter 52 Acid-Base Homeostasis

    Chapter 53 Thermoregulation

    Section X Immune Function

    Chapter 54 Cell, Tissue and Organ Substrates of Immune Function

    Chapter 55 Mechanisms of Innate and Acquired Immunity


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