Berne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition - 6th Edition - ISBN: 9780323073622, 9780323247382

Berne & Levy Physiology, Updated Edition

6th Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323073622
eBook ISBN: 9780323247382
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 21st December 2009
Page Count: 848


Berne and Levy Physiology has long been respected for its scientifically rigorous approach and now includes major updates to bring you all of the latest knowledge in the field. Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton present a honed and shortened edition that emphasizes the core information needed by students of physiology today and features a full-color design and artwork to enhance readability and enrich your comprehension of every concept. With access to the full contents online at Student Consult, this time-honored book delivers an in-depth understanding of physiology more powerfully and effectively than ever before.

Key Features

  • Describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function using a clear and intuitive organ system-based approach.
  • Provides a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes through key experimental observations and examples.
  • Includes Student Consult access to the complete and searchable contents of the book online, as well as relevant bonus content from other Student Consult titles, an image gallery, 10 physiology animations, and much more.

Table of Contents

Section I: Cellular Physiology 1

Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton

1. Principles of Cell Function 3

2. Homeostasis of Body Fluids 20

3. Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers,

and Regulation of Gene Expression 34

Section II: The Nervous System 51

Kalman Rubinson and Eric J. Lang

4. The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems 53

5. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials 65

6. Synaptic Transmission 82

7. The Somatosensory System 105

8. The Special Senses 123

9. Organization of Motor Function 157

10. Higher Functions of the Nervous System 201

11. The Autonomic Nervous System and its Central Control 218

Section III: Muscle 231

James M. Watras

12. Skeletal Muscle Physiology 233

13. Cardiac Muscle 256

14. Smooth Muscle 268

Section IV: The Cardiovascular System 287

Achilles J. Pappano

15. Overview of Circulation 289

16. Elements of Cardiac Function 292

17. Properties of the Vasculature 330

18. Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature 370

19. Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System 393

Section V: The Respiratory System 415

Michelle M. Cloutier and Roger S. Thrall

20. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 417

21. Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall: Static

and Dynamic 430

22. Ventilation (V), Perfusion (Q), and V/Q Relationships 444

23. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport 459

24. Control of Respiration 468

25. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung 477

Section VI: Gastrointestinal Physiology 485

Kim E. Barrett and Helen E. Raybould

26. Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation

in the Gastrointestinal Tract 487

27. The Ceph


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