Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology - 12th Edition

Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

12th Edition

Authors: John Hall
Imprint: Saunders

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. The DNA code in the cell nucleus is transferred to an RNA code in the cell cytoplasm -- the process of transcription

5. Membrane potentials and action potentials

6. Contraction of skeletal muscle

7. Excitation of skeletal muscle: neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling

8. Contraction and excitation of smooth muscle

III The heart

9. Cardiac muscle: the heart as a pump and function of the heart muscles

10. Rhythmical excitatory and conductive system of the heart

11. The normal electrocardiogram

12. Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardicac muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities: ventricle analysis

13.Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation

IV. The circulation

14. Overview of the circulation; medical 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 flow by the tissues

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


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About the Authors

John Hall Author

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