Textbook of Medical Physiology - 11th Edition - ISBN: 9780721602400, 9781437700602

Textbook of Medical Physiology

11th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: John Hall Arthur Guyton John Hall
eBook ISBN: 9781437700602
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 7th July 2005
Page Count: 1152

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Table of Contents

UNIT I: Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology

CHAPTER 1: Functional Organization of the Human Body, and Control of the "Internal Environment" Cells as the Living Units of the Body
CHAPTER 2: The Cell and Its Functions
CHAPTER 3: Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, Cell Function, and Cell Reproduction

UNIT II: Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle

CHAPTER 4: Transport of Substances Through the Cell Membrane
CHAPTER 5: Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials
CHAPTER 6: Contraction of Skeletal Muscle
CHAPTER 7: Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: A. Neuromuscular Transmission and
B. Excitation-Contraction Coupling
CHAPTER 8: Contraction and Excitation of Smooth Muscle

UNIT III: The Heart

CHAPTER 9: Heart Muscle; The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves
CHAPTER 10: Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart
CHAPTER 11: The Normal Electrocardiogram
CHAPTER 12: Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis
CHAPTER 13: Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation

UNIT IV: The Circulation

CHAPTER 14: Overview of the Circulation; Medical Physics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance
CHAPTER 15: Vascular Distensibility, and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems
CHAPTER 16: The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange,
Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow
CHAPTER 17: Local Control of Blood Flow by the Tissues; and Humoral Regulation
CHAPTER 18: Nervous Regulation of the Circulation, and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure
CHAPTER 19: Dominant Role of the Kidney in Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure
and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Pressure Control
CHAPTER 20: Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation
CHAPTER 21: Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary
Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease
CHAPTER 22: Cardiac Failure
CHAPTER 23: Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Dynamics of Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects
CHAPTER 24: Circulatory Shock and Physiology of its Treatment

UNIT V: The Body Fluids and Kidneys

CHAPTER 25: The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids;
Interstitial Fluid and Edema
CHAPTER 26: Urine Formation by the Kidneys: I. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control
CHAPTER 27: Urine Formation by the Kidneys: II. Tubular Processing of the Glomerular Filtrate
CHAPTER 28: Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration
CHAPTER 29: Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium; Integration of
Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume
CHAPTER 30: Regulation of Acid-Base Balance
CHAPTER 31: Kidney Diseases and Diuretics

UNIT VI: Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Clotting

CHAPTER 32: Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia
CHAPTER 33: Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation
CHAPTER 34: Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy
CHAPTER 35: Blood Groups; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation
CHAPTER 36: Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation

UNIT VII: Respiration

CHAPTER 37: Pulmonary Ventilation
CHAPTER 38: Pulmonary Circulation; Pulmonary Edema; Pleural Fluid
CHAPTER 39: Physical Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane
CHAPTER 40: Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood and Body Fluids
CHAPTER 41: Regulation of Respiration
CHAPTER 42: Respiratory Insufficiency—Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy

UNIT VIII: Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology

CHAPTER 43: Aviation, High-Altitude, and Space Physiology
CHAPTER 44: Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions

UNIT IX: The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology

CHAPTER 45: Organization of the Nervous System; Basic Functions of Synapses; “Transmitter Substances”
CHAPTER 46: Sensory Receptors; Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information
CHAPTER 47: Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization; the Tactile and Position Senses
CHAPTER 48: Somatic Sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations

UNIT X: The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses

CHAPTER 49: The Eye: I. Optics of Vision
CHAPTER 50: The Eye II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina
CHAPTER 51: The Eye III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision
CHAPTER 52: The Sense of Hearing
CHAPTER 53: The Chemical Senses—Taste and Smell

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

CHAPTER 54: Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; The Cord Reflexes
CHAPTER 55: Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function
CHAPTER 56: The Cerebellum, the Basal Ganglia, and Overall Motor Control
CHAPTER 57: The Cerebral Cortex; Intellectual Functions of the Brain; and Learning and Memory
CHAPTER 58: Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain—The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus
CHAPTER 59: States of Brain Activity—Sleep; Brain Waves; Epilepsy; Psychoses
CHAPTER 60: The Autonomic Nervous System; and the Adrenal Medulla
CHAPTER 61: Cerebral Blood Flow; the Cerebrospinal Fluid; and Brain Metabolism

UNIT XII: Gastrointestinal Physiology

CHAPTER 62: General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function—Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation
CHAPTER 63: Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract
CHAPTER 64: Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract
CHAPTER 65: Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract
CHAPTER 66: Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders

UNIT XIII: Metabolism and Temperature Regulation
CHAPTER 67: Metabolism of Carbohydrates, and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate

CHAPTER 68: Lipid Metabolism
CHAPTER 69: Protein Metabolism
CHAPTER 70: The Liver as an Organ
CHAPTER 71: Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals
CHAPTER 72: Energetics and Metabolic Rate
CHAPTER 73: Body Temperature, Temperature Regulation, and Fever

UNIT XIV: Endocrinology and Reproduction

CHAPTER 74: Introduction to Endocrinology
CHAPTER 75: The Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypothalamus
CHAPTER 76: The Thyroid Metabolic Hormones
CHAPTER 77: The Adrenocortical Hormones
CHAPTER 78: Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus
CHAPTER 79: Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth
CHAPTER 80: Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland)
CHAPTER 81: Female Physiology Before Pregnancy; and the Female Hormones
CHAPTER 82: Pregnancy and Lactation
CHAPTER 83: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
UNIT XV: Sports Physiology
CHAPTER 84: Sports Physiology



Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition—presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features a new full-color layout, short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material.

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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

Arthur Guyton Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

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