Medical Physiology for Undergraduate Students - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9788131250037

Medical Physiology for Undergraduate Students

2nd Edition

Authors: Indu Khurana
Paperback ISBN: 9788131250037
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 28th July 2018
Page Count: 938
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Encouraged by the response to the first edition, this edition highlights the essential and relevant content of physiology with complete and balanced exposition of text with absolute clarity. With the balanced amalgamation of pure and applied text, authors aspire it to be an indispensable text for undergraduates and an authentic reference source for candidates preparing for PG entrance.

Key Features

• Complete and up-to-date text with recent advances incorporated
• Illustrated by more than 1000 clear line diagrams
• Complemented with numerous tables and flowcharts for quick comprehension
• Balanced amalgamation of pure and applied text
• Highlights applied aspects of physiology in separate boxes
• Systematic organization of text to facilitate easy review
• Additional important information has been highlighted in the form of “Important Notes”

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY

1.1 Functional Organization, Composition and Internal Environment of Human Body

1.2 The Cell Physiology

1.3 Transport Through Cell Membrane

1.4 Membrane Potential

1.5 Genetics: An Overview

SECTION 2: NERVE MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY

2.1 The Nerve

2.2 Neuromuscular Junction

2.3 Skeletal Muscle

2.4 Smooth Muscle and Cardiac Muscle

SECTION 3: BLOOD AND IMMUNE SYSTEM

3.1 Plasma and Plasma Proteins

3.2 Red Blood Cells and Anaemias

3.3 White Blood Cells

3.4 Immune Mechanisms

3.5 Platelets, Haemostasis and Blood Coagulation

3.6 Blood Groups and Blood Transfusion

SECTION 4: CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM

4.1 Functional Anatomy of Heart and Physiology of Cardiac Muscle

4.2 Origin and Spread of Cardiac Impulse and Electrocardiography

4.3 Heart as a Pump: Cardiac Cycle, Cardiac Output and Venous Return

4.4 Dynamics of Circulation: Pressure and Flow of Blood and Lymph

4.5 Cardiovascular Regulation

4.6 Regional Circulation

4.7 Cardiovascular Homeostasis in Health and Disease

SECTION 5: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

5.1 Respiratory Tract: Structure and Functions

5.2 Pulmonary Ventilation

5.3 Pulmonary Circulation

5.4 Pulmonary Diffusion

5.5 Transport of Gases

5.6 Regulation of Respiration

5.7 Respiration: Applied Aspects

5.8 Physiology of Exercise

SECTION 6: EXCRETORY SYSTEM

6.1 Kidneys: Functional Anatomy and Blood Flow

6.2 Mechanism of Urine Formation: Glomerular Filtration and Tubular Transport

6.3 Concentration, Dilution and Acidification of Urine

6.4 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality, Composition and Volume

6.5 Physiology of Acid–Base Balance

6.6 Applied Renal Physiology Including Renal Function Tests

6.7 Physiology of Micturition

SECTION 7: GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM

7.1 Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Functions of Gastrointestinal System

7.2 Physiological Activities in Mouth, Pharynx and Oesophagus

7.3 Physiological Activities in Stomach

7.4 Pancreas, Liver and Gall Bladder

7.5 Physiological Activities in Small Intestine

7.6 Physiological Activities in Large Intestine

7.7 Digestion and Absorption

SECTION 8: ENDOCRINAL SYSTEM

8.1 General Principles of Endocrinal System

8.2 Endocrinal Functions of Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

8.3 Thyroid Gland

8.4 Endocrinal Control of Calcium Metabolism and Bone Physiology

8.5 Adrenal Glands

8.6 Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Hormones

8.7 Endocrinal Functions of Other Organs and Local Hormones

SECTION 9: REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

9.1 Sexual Growth and Development

9.2 Male Reproductive Physiology

9.3 Female Reproductive Physiology

9.4 Physiology of  Pregnancy and Parturition

9.5 Physiology of Lactation

9.6 Physiology of Contraception

SECTION 10: NERVOUS SYSTEM

Subsection-10A: Physiological Anatomy and Functions of Nervous System

10.1 Physiological Anatomy, Functions and Lesions of Spinal Cord

10.2 Physiological Anatomy, Functions and Lesions of Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia

10.3 Physiological Anatomy, Functions and Lesions of Thalamus and Hypothalamus

10.4 Physiological Anatomy and Functions of Cerebral Cortex and White Matter of Cerebrum

10.5 Autonomic Nervous System

10.6 Meninges, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Blood–Brain Barrier and Cerebral Blood Flow

Subsection-10B: Neurophysiology

10.7 Synaptic Transmission

10.8 Somatosensory System

10.9 Somatic Motor System

10.10 Limbic System and Physiology of Emotional, Behavioural and Motivational Mechanisms

10.11 Reticular Formation, Electrical Activity of the Brain, and Alert Behaviour and Sleep

10.12 Some Higher Functions of Nervous System

SECTION 11: SPECIAL SENSES

11.1 Sense of Vision

11.2 Sense of Hearing

11.3 Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste

SECTION 12: SPECIALISED INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

12.1 Physiology of Body Temperature Regulation

12.2 Physiology of Growth and Behavioural Development

12.3 Physiology of Fetus, Neonate and Childhood

12.4 Geriatric Physiology

Details

No. of pages:
938
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier India 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier India
Paperback ISBN:
9788131250037

About the Author

Indu Khurana