Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology

2nd Edition

Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)

Key Features

  • Focus on the clinical implications of the material with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.
  • Gain a solid grasp of transport processes—which are integral to all physiological processes, yet are neglected in many other cell biology texts.
  • Understand therapeutic interventions and get an updated grasp of the field with information on recently discovered molecular mechanisms.
  • Conveniently explore mathematical derivations with special boxes throughout the text.

Test your knowledge of the material with an appendix of multiple-choice review questions, complete with correct answers

Table of Contents


SECTION I: Fundamental Physicochemical Concepts

1 Introduction: Homeostasis and Cellular Physiology

2 Diffusion and Permeability

3 Osmotic Pressure and Water Movement

4 Electrical Consequences of Ionic Gradients

SECTION II: Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes

5 Ion Channels

6 Passive Electrical Properties of Membranes

7 Generation and Propagation of the Action Potential

8 Ion Channel Diversity

SECTION III: Solute Transport

9 Electrochemical Potential Energy and Transport Processes

10 Passive Solute Transport

11 Active Transport

SECTION IV: Physiology of Synaptic Transmission

12 Synaptic Physiology I

13 Synaptic Physiology II

SECTION V: Molecular Motors and Muscle Contraction

14 Molecular Motors and the Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

15 Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Muscle

16 Mechanics of Muscle Contraction



A Abbreviations, Symbols, and Numerical Constants

B A Mathematical Refresher

C Root-Mean-Squared Displacement of Diffusing Molecules

D Summary of Elementary Circuit Theory

E Answers to Study Problems

F Review Examination


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