Berne & Levy Physiology: First South Asia Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131252031, 9788131252048

Berne & Levy Physiology: First South Asia Edition

1st Edition

Authors: Bruce Koeppen Bruce Stanton
Paperback ISBN: 9788131252031
eBook ISBN: 9788131252048
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 11th September 2017
Page Count: 882

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Berne & Levy Physiology has long been respected for its scientifically rigorous approach – one that leads to an in-depth understanding of the body’s dynamic processes. The South Asia Edition by Drs. Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton, continues this tradition of excellence. With integrated coverage of biophysics and neurophysiology, key experimental observations and examples, and full-color design and artwork, this mid-size text is "just right" for a strong understanding of this complex field.

Key Features

  • An organ system-based approach clearly describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function.
  • Key experimental observations and examples provide a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes.
  • Table of Contents

    Section 1: Cellular Physiology

    1. Principles of Cell and Membrane Function

    2. Homeostasis: Volume and Composition of Body Fluid Compartments

    3. Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expression

    Section 2: The Nervous System

    4. The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems

    5. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials

    6. Synaptic Transmission

    7. The Somatosensory System

    8. The Special Senses

    9. Organization of Motor Function

    10. Higher Functions of the Nervous System

    11. The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control

    Section 3: Muscle

    12. Skeletal Muscle Physiology

    13. Cardiac Muscle

    14. Smooth Muscle

    Section 4: The Cardiovascular System

    15. Overview of Circulation

    16. Elements of Cardiac Function

    17. Properties of the Vasculature

    18. Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature

    19. Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System

    Section 5: The Respiratory System

    20. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System

    21. Static Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics

    22. Dynamic Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics

    23. Ventilation (V.), Perfusion (Q.), and V./Q. Relationships

    24. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport

    25. Control of Respiration

    26. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

    Section 6: Gastrointestinal Physiology

    27. Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract

    28. The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    29. The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    30. The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    31. The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    32. Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liver

    Section 7: The Renal System

    33. Elements of Renal Function

    34. Solute and Water Transport along the Nephron: Tubular Function

    35. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume

    36. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis

    37. Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance

    Section 8: The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

    38. Introduction to the Endocrine System

    39. Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism

    40. Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism

    41. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

    42. The Thyroid Gland

    43. The Adrenal Glands

    44. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems


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    About the Authors

    Bruce Koeppen

    Bruce Koeppen

    Bruce Koeppen, founding dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac, recently received two prestigious awards: honored by the Patient is U Foundation - a nonprofit that aims to encourage human communication in health care and support both patients and providers and the (LCME) Liaison Committee on Medical Education’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

    Bruce Stanton

    Bruce Stanton

    Bruce Stanton received the Unsung Hero Award in 2019 from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He played a key role in the development of Vertex modulators and is connected with sparking the creation of a Patient Registry which has had an enormous impact on the length and quality of lives in CF patients.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Andrew C. Vail Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology, Director of the Lung Biology Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire