Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall-Textbook of Medical Physiology: First South Asia Edition - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9788131249000, 9788131249550

Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall-Textbook of Medical Physiology: First South Asia Edition

1st Edition

Author: John Hall
Paperback ISBN: 9788131249000
eBook ISBN: 9788131249550
Imprint: Elsevier India
Published Date: 15th February 2017
Page Count: 726

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All of the essential information you need from the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook – right in your pocket! Dr. John E. Hall’s Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology: First South Asia Edition, reflects the structure and content of the larger text, helping you recall and easily review the most essential, need-to-know concepts in physiology.

Key Features

  • Efficiently review key concepts thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format.
  • Carry the same authoritative, useful knowledge that readers of Guyton have come to trust – right in your pocket.
  • Easily locate more in-depth discussions inside the parent text with abundant cross-references and a parallel chapter organization.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology


1. Functional Organization of the Human Body and Control of the "Internal Environment"


2. The Cell and Its Functions


3. Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction


II. Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle


4. Transport of Substances Through Cell Membranes


5. Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials


6. Contraction of Skeletal Muscle


7. Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: Neuromuscular Transmission and Excitation-Contraction Coupling


8. Excitation and Contraction of Smooth Muscle


III. The Heart


9. Cardiac Muscle; The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves


10. Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart


11. The Normal Electrocardiogram


12. Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis


13.Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation


IV. The Circulation


14. Overview of the Circulation; Biophysics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance


15. Vascular Distensibility and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems


16. The Microcirculation and Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow


17. Local and Humoral Control of Tissue Blood Flow


18. Nervous Regulation of the Circulation and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure


19. Role of the Kidneys in Long-Term Control of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Aterial Pressure Regulation


20. Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation


21. Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease


22. Cardiac Failure


23. Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects


24. Circulatory Shock and Its Treatment


V. The Body Fluids and Kidneys


25. The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Edema


26. The Urinary System: Functional Anatomy and Urine Formation by the Kidneys


27. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control


28. Renal Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion


29. Urine Concentration and Dilution; Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration


30. Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium; Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume


31. Acid-Base Regulation


32. Diuretics, Kidney Diseases


VI. Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Coagulation


33. Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia


34. Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation


35. Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy


36. Blood Types; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation


37. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation


VII. Respiration


38. Pulmonary Ventilation


39. Pulmonary Circulation, Pulmonary Edema, Pleural Fluid


40. Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane


41. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Blood and Tissue Fluids


42. Regulation of Respiration


43. Respiratory Insufficiency - Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy


VIII. Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology


44. Aviation, High Altitude, and Space Physiology


45. Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions


IV. The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology


46. Organization of the Nervous System, Basic Functions of Synapses, and Neurotransmitters


47. Sensory Receptors, Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information


48. Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization, the Tactile and Position Senses


49. Somatic sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations


X. The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses


50. The Eye: I. Optics of Vision


51. The Eye: II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina


52. The Eye: III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision


53. The Sense of Hearing


54. The Chemical Senses - Taste and Smell


XI. The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology


55. Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; the Cord Reflexes


56. Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function


57. Contributions of the Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia to Overall Motor Control


58. Cerebral Cortex, Intellectual Functions of the Brain, Learning, and Memory


59. Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain - The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus


60. States of Brain Activity - Sleep, Brain Waves, Epilepsy, Psychoses, and Dementia


61. The Autonomic Nervous System and the Adrenal Medulla


62. Cerebral Blood Flow, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Brain Metabolism


XII. Gastrointestinal Physiology


63. General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function - Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation


64. Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract


65. Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract


66. Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract


67. Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders


XIII. Metabolism and Temperature Regulation


68. Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate


69. Lipid Metabolism


70. Protein Metabolism


71. The Liver as an Organ


72. Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals


73. Energetics and Metabolic Rate


74. Body Temperature Regulation and Fever


XIV. Endocrinology and Reproduction


75. Introduction to Endocrinology


76. Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypopthalamus


77. Thyroid Metabolic Hormones


78. Adenocortical Hormones


79. Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus


80. Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth


81. Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland)


82. Female Physiology Before Pregnancy and Female Hormones


83. Pregnancy and Lactation


84. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology


XV. Sports Physiology


85. Sports Physiology


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About the Author

John Hall

Affiliations and Expertise

Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi