Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781437717532, 9780323260565

Medical Physiology, 2e Updated Edition

2nd Edition

with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Walter Boron Emile Boulpaep
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437717532
eBook ISBN: 9780323260565
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th January 2012
Page Count: 1352

Description

"Highly Commended," Basic and Clinical Sciences Category, British Medical Association 2012 Medical Book Competition

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:
© Saunders 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9780323260565
eBook ISBN:
9780323286015
eBook ISBN:
9781455711819
Hardcover ISBN:
9781437717532

About the Author

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

Reviews

"This new updated is perfect for students starting out in physiology and for those wanting to extend their knowledge further. I have enjoyed using this book for my medical science studies. It is written clearly and is well organised. Cascading biological events in the body systems are explained brilliantly  and extensive illustrations support the text...Overall, this is a tremendousresource to assist with learning  and I recommend it particularly to those having difficulties with any aspect of physiology."

Nursing Standard, February 2013