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

Details

No. of pages:
848
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Print ISBN:
9780323073622
Electronic ISBN:
9780323278676