Physiology for Dental Students

Physiology for Dental Students

1st Edition - January 11, 1988

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  • Author: D. B. Ferguson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183534

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Physiology for Dental Students presents a combined view of physiological mechanisms and physiological systems. It discusses the oral importance of basic physiology. It addresses physiological principles and specific types of cells. Some of the topics covered in the book are the movements of materials across cell membranes; the fluid compartments of the body; the major storage of body water; histological and ultrastructural appearance of the salivary glands; the secretion of substances into the urine in the kidney; and the total osmotic activity of plasma. The morphology of the red blood cells is fully covered. The factors necessary for red blood cell development is discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the mechanical properties of smooth muscle. The process of breathing and the elasticity of lungs are presented completely. A chapter is devoted to the parts of the central nervous system. The book can provide useful information to dentists, doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Section I A Physiological Basis

    1 Cells and Fluids

    2 The Transfer of Materials Across Epithelial

    Cell Layers - Secretion and Absorption

    3 Blood Plasma

    4 The Cells of the Blood

    5 Excitable Tissues

    6 Bulk Transport

    Section II Physiological Systems

    7 The Cardiovascular System

    8 The Respiratory System

    9 The Nervous System

    10 The Kidneys (Renal System)

    11 The Digestive System

    12 Endocrine Systems

    Section III Physiological Control

    13 Mechanisms of Control

    14 Posture, Locomotion and Voluntary Movement

    15 Control of Pressure and Flow in the Cardiovascular System

    16 Control of the Osmotic Activity of the Blood and of the Blood Volume

    17 Normal Control of Respiration and The Control of Blood Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Concentrations

    18 Control of Blood Ph

    19 Mastication and Deglutition

    20 Speech Or Vocalization

    21 Control of Digestion

    22 The Menstrual Cycle, Pregnancy and Lactation

    23 Growth and Development

    24 The Control of Metabolic Processes

    25 The Control of Body Temperature

    26 Exercise

    27 Emergency Situations



Product details

  • No. of pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
  • Published: January 11, 1988
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183534

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D. B. Ferguson

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