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- Offers case examples that show how physiological processes respond to various stimuli or to pathological processes.
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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
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
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