Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology - 12th Edition

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

12th Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: John Hall John Hall
Imprint: Saunders

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to physiology: the cell and general physiology

1. Functional organization of the human body and control of the 'internal environment

2. The cell and its functions

3. Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction

II. Membrane physiology, nerve, and muscle

4. The DNA code in the cell nucleus is transferred to an RNA code in the cell cytoplasm -- the process of transcription

5. Membrane potentials and action potentials

6. Contraction of skeletal muscle

7. Excitation of skeletal muscle: neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling

8. Contraction and excitation of smooth muscle

III The heart

9. Cardiac muscle: the heart as a pump and function of the heart muscles

10. Rhythmical excitatory and conductive system of the heart

11. The normal electrocardiogram

12. Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardicac muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities: ventricle analysis

13.Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation

IV. The circulation

14. Overview of the circulation; medical biophysics of pressure, flow, and resistance

15. Vascular distensibility and functions of the arterial and venous systems

16. The microcirculation and lymphatic system: capillary fluid exchange, interstitial fluid, and lymph flow

17. Local and humoral control of tissue flow by the tissues

18. Nervous regulation of the circulation, and rapid control of arterial pressure

19. Role of the kidneys in long-term control of arterial pressure and in hypertension: the integrated system for aterial pressure regulation

20. Cardiac output, venous return, and their regulation

21. Muscle blood flow and cardiac output during exercise; the coronary circulation and ischemic


Description

The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, and accessible online at studentconsult.com, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge.

Key Features

  • Learn and remember vital concepts easily thanks to short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design.
  • See core concepts applied to real-life situations with clinical vignettes throughout the text.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323265140
eBook ISBN:
9781455753451
eBook ISBN:
9780323260367
eBook ISBN:
9781437726749

About the Authors

John Hall Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

John Hall Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi