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Essential Medical Physiology, Third Edition, deals with the principal subjects covered in a modern medical school physiology course.
This thoroughly revised version includes chapters on general physiology as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. It contains clinical notes, chapter outlines with page numbers, 2-color figures throughout, and new chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy.
Among the contributors to this indispensible textbook are leading physiologists Leonard R. Johnson, Stanley G. Schultz, H. Maurice Goodman, John H. Byrne, Norman W. Weisbrodt, James M. Downey, D. Neil Granger, Frank L. Powell, Jr., James A. Schafer, and Dianna A. Johnson.
This text is recommended for medical, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students studying physiology, physicians, and clinical specialists as well as anyone interested in basic human physiology.
- Includes clinical notes
- "Key Points" summarize most important information
- Contains chapter outlines with page numbers
- 2-color figures throughout
- New chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy
Medical, graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying physiology, physicians and clinical specialists, as well as anyone interested in basic human physiology.
PART I: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY
1 The Internal Environment
2 Control of Cell Function
3 Membrane Transport
4 Resting Potentials and Action Potentials in Excitable Cells
5 Propagation of the Action Potential
6 Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission
7 Striated Muscle
8 Smooth Muscle
9 Autonomic Nervous System
PART II: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
11 Electrical Activity of the Heart
12 The Electrocardiogram, James M. Downey
13 The Mechanical Activity of the Heart
14 Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output
15 Regulation of Arterial Pressure
16 Capillary Exchange
17 Regulation of Regional Blood Flow
PART III: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY
18 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
19 Mechanics of Breathing
20 Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood
21 Pulmonary Gas Exchange
22 Control of Breathing
PART IV: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY
23 Functional Anatomy of the Kidney and Micturition
24 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration
25 Mass Balance in Body Homeostasis and Renal Function
26 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Proximal Tubule
27 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Loop of Henle,
Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct
28 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality
29 Regulation of Sodium Balance and Extracellular Fluid Volume
30 Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium
31 The Role of the Kidney in Acid-Base Balance
PART V: GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY
35 Digestion and Absorption
36 Intestinal Electrolyte and Water Transport
PART VI: ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
37 Introduction to Endocrine Physiology
38 Pituitary Gland
39 Thyroid Gland
40 Adrenal Glands
41 The Pancreatic Islets
42 Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism
43 Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
44 Hormonal Growth Control
45 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male
46 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: The Menstrual Cycle
47 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: Pregnancy and Lactation
PART VII: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHYSIOLOGY
48 Organization of the Nervous System
49 Sensory Receptors of the Somatosensory System
50 Central Projections of the General Somatosensory System
51 The Visual System
52 The Vestibular System
53 The Auditory System
54 The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste
55 Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord and Brain Stem
56 Sensory and Motor Pathways Controlling Lowe Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord
57 The Motor Cortex
58 The Basal Ganglia
59 The Cerebellum
60 Neuronal Control of Mood, Emotion, and State of Awareness
61 Learning and Memory
PART VIII: INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
62 Body Temperature Regulation
64 Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
65 Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Stanley G. Schultz
66 Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy
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- © Academic Press 2004
- 14th October 2003
- Academic Press
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Leonard R. Johnson received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan and then trained with Dr. Morton I. Grossman at UCLA. He spent 17 years as a Professor of Physiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston before moving to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology. He is the author or coauthor of over 250 papers on gastrointestinal physiology and holds an NIH MERIT Award. Currently he is the Vice Chancellor for Research at Tennessee.
Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, TN; Vice Chancellor for Research and Thomas A. Gerwin Professor of Physiology, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, USA
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