Part I: Physiology
1. INTRODUCTION TO PHYSIOLOGY
Overview of body systems
2. PHYSIOLOGY OF THE BLOOD AND BODY FLUIDS
Overview of body fluids and fluid compartments
The diffusion of ions across biological membranes
Fluid movement between body compartments
Fluid and ion movement between the body and the external environment
Measuring body fluid compartments
3 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Overview of the nervous system
Cellular physiology of the nervous system
The process of nervous transmission
Sensation and pain
The visual system
The auditory system
The olfactory system
The gustatory system
4 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM
Overview of the musculoskeletal system
Skeletal muscle: structure and function
Skeletal muscle: contraction
Muscle function and motor control
5 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM
Overview of the cardiovascular system
Functions of the cardiovascular system
The cardiac cycle
Structure and function of the blood vessels
Lymph and the lymphatic system
Control of the cardiovascular system
Cardiovascular receptors and central control
Regulation of circulation in individual tissues
6 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Overview of the respiratory system
Ventilation and gaseous exchange
Surface tension and surfactant
Gaseous exchange in the lungs
Perfusion and gas transport
Control of respiratory function
7 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM
Overview of the gastrointestinal system
The upper gastrointestinal tract
The liver and biliary tract
The small intestine
The large intestine
8 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE KIDNEYS AND URINARY TRACT
Organization of the kidneys
Transport processes in the renal tubu
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