A Synopsis of Physiology, Fourth Edition presents an overview of modern physiology, particularly human physiology. This book focuses on the systems and functions of the different organs of the human body. Organized into 26 chapters, this edition begins with an overview of the amino acids of physiological importance and amino acids entering into proteins. This text then examines the significant functions of body fluids, including, nutritive, respiratory, excretory, maintenance of water content of the tissues, regulation of temperature, and transmission of regulators and protective agents. Other chapters consider the physiology of the heart. This book discusses as well the components of blood pressure, namely, systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and pulse pressure. The final chapter deals with the male and female generative apparatus. This book is a valuable resource for clinicians and practitioners who wish to keep abreast of human and clinical physiology. Readers who are interested in human physiology will also find this book useful.
Preface Chapter I.—Structure and Function Chapter II.—Blood, Lymph, and Cerebrospinal Fluid Chapter III.—The Heart Chapter IV.—The Circulation Chapter V.—The Respiratory System Chapter VI.—Voice Chapter VII.—Movements of the Alimentary Canal Chapter VIII.—The Digestive System Chapter IX.—The Endocrine Glands Chapter X.—The Structure and System Chapter XI.—The Kidney and Excretion Of Urine Chapter XII.—Metabolism Chapter XIII.—Diet and Growth Chapter XIV.—The Liver Chapter XV.—Bone Chapter XVI.—Skin, Body Temperature Chapter XVII.—Muscle Chapter XVIII.—Nerve Chapter XIX.—The Spinal Cord Chapter XX.—The Brain Chapter XXI.—Autonomic Nervous System Chapter XXII.—Smell and Taste Chapter XXIII.—Hearing Chapter XXIV.—Sight Chapter XXV.—Cutaneous, Muscular, and Visceral Sensation Chapter XXVI.—Reproduction Index
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- 1st January 1948
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