Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131230190, 9788131236307

Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

1st Edition

A South Asian Edition

Authors: Mario Vaz Mario Vaz Tony Raj Tony Raj
Paperback ISBN: 9788131230190
eBook ISBN: 9788131236307
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 3rd June 2013
Page Count: 924

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Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title’s tradition as one of the world’s favourite physiology textbooks. The main aim of the South Asian Edition of Guyton & Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology is to meet the needs of undergraduate medical students and faculty in South Asia in alignment to the teaching methods in the subcontinent and also in terms of volume of content required. Presentation of the South Asian Edition is quite reflective of the way the lectures are being delivered in the classroom, both in terms of the breakup of topics and the basic level of detailing and explanations. The South Asian Edition incorporates several features aimed at aiding learning for students while retaining the flow and explanatory approach.

Key Features

  • Chapters have been rearranged and often split to work towards one chapter–one lecture model so that the text is linked to curriculum objectives which appeals to both students and faculty.
  • Narrative length has been reduced while ensuring the original flow and explanation of concepts is not affected.
  • Topics that are likely to be covered by other subjects and redundancies from the point of view of curriculum have been removed.
  • Includes Learning Objectives and Glossary of Terms in the beginning of every chapter.
  • Mobile App of physiology animations covering difficult and important concepts to enhance the learning process of students.

Table of Contents

SECTION I 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

4 Transport of Substances Through Cell Membranes

5 The Body Fluid Compartments

6 Intracellular and Extracellular Fluid Compartments and Edema

7 Resting Membrane Potential

SECTION II Nerve and Muscle Physiology

8 Stimulus and Excitability of Nerve

9 Action Potential of the Nerve

10 Propagation of the Nerve Impulse

11 Peripheral Nerve Damage

12 Neuromuscular Transmission

13 Excitation – Contraction Coupling

14 Molecular Basis of Skeletal Muscle Contraction

15 Chemical Changes During Skeletal Muscle Contraction

16 Characteristics of Skeletal Muscle Contraction

17 Applied Skeletal Muscle Physiology

SECTION III Blood and Its Constituents

18 Introduction to Blood and Plasma Proteins

19 Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes)

20 Erythropoiesis

21 Hemoglobin

22 Anemia and Polycythemia

23 Jaundice

24 White Blood Cells

25 Immunity and Allergy

26 Platelets

27 Blood Coagulation

28 Blood Group

SECTION IV Cardiovascular Physiology

29 Organization of the Cardiovascular System

30 Properties of Cardiac Muscle

31 Cardiac Action Potentials

32 Origin and Conduction of the Cardiac Impulse

33 Basis of the Electrocardiogram

34 Clinical Applications of the Electrocardiogram

35 Cardiac Cycle

36 Cardiac Output and Venous Return

37 Regulation of Cardiac Output

38 Hemodynamics

39 Microcirculation

40 The Lymphatic System

41 Vascular Distensibility of the Venous System

42 Determinants of Arterial Blood Pressure

43 Short-Term Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure

44 Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Blood Pressure

45 Regional Circulation: An Overview

46 Coronary Circulation

47 Cerebral Circulation

48 Splanchnic Circulation

49 Fetal and Neonatal Circulation

50 Valvular Heart Disease

51 Cardiac Failure

52 Circulatory Shock

SECTION V Respiratory Physiology

53 Organization of the Respiratory System

54 Mechanics of Breathing

55 Lung Volumes and Capacities

56 Ventilation

57 Pulmonary Circulation

58 Diffusion of Gases

59 Oxygen Transport

60 Carbon Dioxide Transport

61 Chemical Regulation of Respiration

62 Neural Regulation of Respiration

63 Respiration in Unusual Environments

64 Applied Respiratory Physiology

SECTION VI Gastrointestinal Physiology

65 Organization of the Gastrointestinal System

66 Salivary Glands and Secretion

67 Gastric Secretions

68 Exocrine Pancreas

69 Functions of the Liver

70 Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates

71 Digestion and Absorption of Proteins

72 Digestion and Absorption of Fats

73 Functions of the Large Intestine

74 Gastrointestinal Motility

75 Physiology of Gastrointestinal Diseases

SECTION VII Renal Physiology

76 Functional Anatomy of the Kidney

77 Urine Formation by the Kidneys: Renal Blood Flow, Glomerular Filtration, and Their Control

78 Tubular Function

79 Concentration and Dilution of Urine

80 Control of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration

81 Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium

82 Acid – Base Regulation

83 Micturition

84 Applied Physiology of the Renal System

SECTION VIII The Endocrine System

85 Organization of the Endocrine System

86 Hormone – Receptor Interactions

87 Anterior Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus

88 Posterior Pituitary Gland

89 Thyroid Gland

90 Calcium Homeostasis

91 Adrenal Cortex

92 Adrenal Medulla

93 Endocrine Pancreas and Glucose Homeostasis

SECTION IX Reproductive Physiology

94 Physiologic Anatomy of the Male Sexual Organs and Spermatogenesis

95 Testosterone and Other Male Sex Hormones

96 Female Physiology Before Pregnancy and Female Hormones

97 The Sexual Act and Fertilization

98 Physiology of Pregnancy

99 Parturition and Lactation

SECTION X Central Nervous System

100 Organization of the Central Nervous System

PART I Sensory System

101 Synapses

102 Sensory Receptors

103 Somatic Sensory Pathways

104 Pain and Temperature

105 Somatosensory Cortex

PART II Special Senses

106 Taste and Smell

107 Hearing

108 Optics of Vision

109 The Retina

110 Visual Pathways and Central Processing

PART III Motor System

111 Introduction to the Motor System: Spinal Cord

112 Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function: The Pyramidal Tract

113 Muscle Spindle

114 Motor Reflexes

115 Regulation of Tone and Posture

116 Cerebellum

117 Vestibular Apparatus

118 Basal Ganglia

PART IV Other Functions and Activities of the Brain

119 The Autonomic Nervous System

120 Functions of the Hypothalamus

121 Cerebrospinal Fluid

122 Electroencephalography and Epilepsy

123 Sleep

124 The Limbic System and Behavior

125 Learning and Memory

126 Cortical Function, Cerebral Lateralization, and Speech

SECTION XI Miscellaneous Topics

127 Components of Energy Expenditure

128 Body Temperature Regulation and Cutaneous Circulation

APPENDIX Use of Clearance Methods to Quantify Kidney Function


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About the Authors

Mario Vaz

Affiliations and Expertise

Head Health & Humanities Division St. John's Research Institute Professor of Physiology St. John's Medical College Bangalore - 560 034, INDIA

Mario Vaz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physiology St. John’s Medical College Bangalore, India

Tony Raj

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Physiology St. John’s Medical College Bangalore, India

Tony Raj

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Dean St. John's Research Institute Professor of Physiology St. John's Medical College Bangalore - 560 034, INDIA