Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition

2nd Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors:

  • Walter Boron
  • Emile Boulpaep
  • Key Features

    • Quickly review important content using prominent boxes included throughout the text to provide clinical examples of disordered physiology.
    • Master difficult concepts with the use of 800 color drawings that feature balloon captions explaining key processes.
    • Find information easily with the intuitive organization by body system and consistent style.

    Table of Contents

    CONTENTS

    Section I

    INTRODUCTION 1

    1 Foundations of Physiology 3

    Section II

    PHYSIOLOGY OF CELLS AND MOLECULES 7

    2 Functional Organization of the Cell 9

    3 Signal Transduction 48

    4 Regulation of Gene Expression 75

    5 Transport of Solutes and Water 106

    6 Electrophysiology of the Cell Membrane 147

    7 Electrical Excitability and Action Potentials 179

    8 Synaptic Transmission and the Neuromuscular Junction 212

    9 Cellular Physiology of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle 237

    Section III

    THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 265

    10 Organization of the Nervous System 267

    11 The Neuronal Microenvironment 289

    12 Physiology of Neurons 310

    13 Synaptic Transmission in the Nervous System 323

    14 The Autonomic Nervous System 351

    15 Sensory Transduction 371

    16 Circuits of the Central Nervous System 408

    Section IV

    THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 427

    17 Organization of the Cardiovascular System 429

    18 Blood 448

    19 Arteries and Veins 467

    20 The Microcirculation 482

    21 Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Electrocardiogram 504

    22 The Heart as a Pump 529

    23 Regulation of Arterial Pressure and Cardiac Output 554

    24 Special Circulations 577

    25 Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System 593

    Section V

    THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 611

    26 Organization of the Respiratory System 613

    27 Mechanics of Ventilation 630

    28 Acid-Base Physiology 652

    29 Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood 672

    30 Gas Exchange in the Lungs 685

    31 Ventilation and Perfusion of the Lungs 700

    32 Control of Ventilation 725

    Section VI

    THE URINARY SYSTEM 747

    33 Organization of the Urinary System 749

    Details

    No. of pages:
    1352
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Saunders
    Print ISBN:
    9781437717532
    Electronic ISBN:
    9781455753420

    About the authors

    Walter Boron

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, David N and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Chairman, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

    Emile Boulpaep

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT