Berne & Levy Principles of Physiology

4th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access


  • Matthew Levy
  • Bruce Koeppen
  • Bruce Stanton
  • Key Features

    • Provides shaded "clinical boxes" to demonstrate abstract concepts' relevance to human physiological phenomena.
    • Offers case examples that show how physiological processes respond to various stimuli or to pathological processes.
    • Delivers hundreds of full-color illustrations that make complex physiological principles easy to grasp quickly.
    • Includes abundant graphs, figures, and tables that display information at a glance.
    • Presents review questions and answers that allow readers to evaluate their comprehension.

    Table of Contents

    I. Cell Physiology
    Howard C. Kutchai

    1. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water

    2. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials

    3. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials

    4. Synaptic Transmission

    5. Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal-Transduction Pathways

    II. Nervous System
    William D. Willis, Jr.

    6. Cellular Organization

    7. General Sensory System

    8. Special Senses

    9. Motor System

    10. Autonomic Nervous System and Its Control

    11. Higher Functions of the Nervous System

    III. Muscle
    James Watras

    12. Skeletal Muscle

    13. Cardiac Muscle

    14. Smooth Muscle

    IV. Cardiovascular System
    Matthew N. Levy and Achilles Pappano

    15. Overview of the Circulation, Blood, and Hemostasis

    16. Electrical Activity of the Heart

    17. Natural Excitation of the Heart

    18. Cardiac Pump

    19. Regulation of the Heartbeat

    20. Hemodynamics

    21. Arterial System

    22. Microcirculation and Lymphatics

    23. Peripheral Circulation and Its Control

    24. Control of Cardiac Output. Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels

    25. Special Circulations

    26. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in Control of the Circulation

    V. Respiratory System
    Michelle M. Cloutier and Roger S. Thrall

    27. Overview of the Respiratory System

    28. Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall

    29. Ventilation, Perfusion, and Their Relationship

    30. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport

    31. Control of Respiration

    32. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

    VI. Digestive System
    Howard C. Kutchai

    33. Motility of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    34. Gastrointestinal Secretions

    35. Digestion and Absorption


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