A Synopsis of Physiology

A Synopsis of Physiology

4th Edition - January 1, 1948

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  • Authors: A. Rendle Short, C. L. G. Pratt, C. C. N. Vass
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195445

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 356
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1948
  • Published: January 1, 1948
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195445

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A. Rendle Short

C. L. G. Pratt

C. C. N. Vass

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