Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9781437723618, 9781455727858

Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

5th Edition

Editors: Bradley Klein
Authors: Bradley Klein
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437723618
eBook ISBN: 9781455727858
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th July 2012
Page Count: 624

Table of Contents

Section I: The Cell

Chapter 1: The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Physiological Regulation

Chapter 2: Cancer: a Disease of Cellular Proliferation, Life Span, and Death

 

Section II: Neurophysiology

Chapter 3: Introduction to the Nervous System

Chapter 4: The Neuron

Chapter 5: The Synapse

Chapter 6: The Physiology of Muscle

Chapter 7: The Concept of a Reflex

Chapter 8: Skeletal Muscle Receptor Organs

Chapter 9: The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction

Chapter 10: The Central Control of Movement

Chapter 11: The Vestibular System

Chapter 12: The Cerebellum

Chapter 13: The Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 14: The Visual System

Chapter 15: Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier

Chapter 16: The Electroencephalogram and Sensory-Evoked Potentials

Chapter 17: Hearing

 

Section III: Cardiovascular Physiology

Chapter 18: Overview of Cardiovascular Function

Chapter 19: Electrical Activity of the Heart

Chapter 20: The Electrocardiogram

Chapter 21: The Heart as a Pump

Chapter 22: The Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations

Chapter 23: Capillaries and Fluid Exchange

Chapter 24: Local Control of Blood Flow

Chapter 25: Neural and Hormonal Control of Blood Pressure and Blood Volume

Chapter 26: Integrated Cardiovascular Responses

 

Section IV: Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 27: Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Functions

Chapter 28: Movements of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 29: Secretions of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 30: Digestion and Absorption: The Nonfermentative Processes

Chapter 31: Digestion: The Fermentative Processes

Chapter 32


Description

Understanding the normal functions of the body is essential for successful veterinary practice and for understanding the mechanisms of disease. The 5th edition of Textbook of Veterinary Physiology approaches this vast subject in a practical, user-friendly way that helps you understand how key concepts relate to clinical practice. From cell physiology to body system function to homeostasis and immune function, this comprehensive text gives you the solid foundation you need to provide effective veterinary care.

Key Features

  • Clinical Correlations boxes present case studies that illustrate how to apply physiology principles and concepts to the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients.
  • Key Points at the beginning of each chapter introduce new concepts and help you prepare for exams.
  • Practice questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of what you’ve just read and provide valuable review for exams.
  • Full-color format highlights helpful information and enhances learning with a wealth of illustrations that visually depict specific functions and conditions.

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455727858
eBook ISBN:
9780323266314
eBook ISBN:
9781455777365
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437723618

Reviews

"Building on previous versions, the new editions of this book proposes to be an accompaniment to first-year students of veterinary-related subjects, but will also prove to be a useful aid to students of other, related scientific disciplines where an overview or aspects of veterinary physiology is required...The text is readily populated  with very high-quality illustrations, which prove extremely useful in helping to visualise and understand  the concepts  and information presented."

Veterinary Record, May 2013


About the Editors

Bradley Klein Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA

About the Authors

Bradley Klein Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA