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.
- 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.
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
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- © Saunders 2012
- 13th July 2012
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"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