The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9781483178189, 9781483193991

The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine

2nd Edition

Editors: John A. Downey Stanley J. Myers Erwin G. Gonzalez
eBook ISBN: 9781483193991
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 31st October 2013
Page Count: 782
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The Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine: Second Edition presents a comprehensive examination of the management of patients with functional impairments due to disease or trauma. It discusses the distinction between disabilities and impairments per se. It addresses the method in which the human body adapts and compensates for the stress produced by physical injuries. Some of the topics covered in the book are the physiology of cerebellum and basal ganglia; description of upper and lower motor neurons; anatomy of the vascular supply to the brain; characteristics of the autonomic nervous system; structure, chemistry, and function of skeletal muscle; the receptors in muscle; and cardiopulmonary physiology. The role of muscle spindles in perception of limb position and movement is fully covered. An in-depth account of the physiology of synovial joints and articular cartilage are provided. The cellular and glandular components of the skin are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to the factors involve in wound healing. Another section focuses on the nerve conduction and neuromuscular transmission.
The book can provide useful information to doctors, dermatologists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Contents Contributing Authors Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1 Upper and Lower Motor Neurons Chapter 2 Anatomy and Physiology of the Vascular Supply to the Brain Chapter 3 Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia Chapter 4 The Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 5 Skeletal Muscle: Structure, Chemistry, and Function Chapter 6 Receptors in Muscle and Their Role in Motor Control Chapter 7 Cardiopulmonary Physiology Chapter 8 Physiology of Synovial Joints and Articular Cartilage Chapter 9 Physiology of the Skin Chapter 10 Nerve Conduction and Neuromuscular Transmission Chapter 11 The Motor Unit and Muscle Action Potentials Chapter 12 Evoked Potentials: Introduction A. Visual Evoked Potentials B. Auditory Evoked Potentials C. Somatosensory and Motor Evoked Potentials Chapter 13 Human Thermoregulation Chapter 14 Control of the Circulation in the Limbs Chapter 15 Exercise and Fatigue Chapter 16 Energy Expenditure During Ambulation Chapter 17 Physiologic Changes Associated with Bed Rest and Major Body Injury Chapter 18 Obesity and Weight Control
Chapter 19 Urogenital Physiology Chapter 20 Autonomic Function in the Isolated Spinal Cord Chapter 21 Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Chapter 22 Biofeedback Chapter 23 The Physiologic Aspects and Clinical Application of Functional Electrical Stimulation in Rehabilitation Chapter 24 Central Nervous System Plasticity and Cognitive Remediation Chapter 25 Aging of the Reproductive System in Women: Menopause Chapter 26 Aphasia, Apraxia, and Agnosia Chapter 27 Skeletal Physiology and Osteoporosis Chapter 28 Biology of Aging in Humans Chapter 29 Pain and Suffering Index


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John A. Downey

Stanley J. Myers

Erwin G. Gonzalez

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