Physiology for Dental Students - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780723607250, 9781483183534

Physiology for Dental Students

1st Edition

Authors: D. B. Ferguson
eBook ISBN: 9781483183534
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 11th January 1988
Page Count: 370
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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



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




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