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.

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

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781437723618
Electronic ISBN:
9781455777365

About the editor

Bradley Klein

Affiliations and Expertise

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