The Principles and Practice of Human Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122316500, 9780323143455

The Principles and Practice of Human Physiology

1st Edition

Editors: O.G. Edholm
eBook ISBN: 9780323143455
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 27th January 1981
Page Count: 686
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The Principles and Practice of Human Physiology reflects the progress of human physiology and presents developments through instrumentation and field work. This book is a continuation of previous texts on human physiology and survival, but focuses more on the aspect of human endeavor. The text comprises of 12 chapters with an additional article at the beginning (written by one of the authors) and a postscript regarding human experimentation and the ethics of it. Chapter 1 lays the foundation with a discussion on the history of human physiology. The succeeding chapters tackle and focus on aspects of physiology such as work, thermal, underwater, locomotor and postural, and stress. A chapter on instrumentation and physiological measurements is also featured in the text. The book will be a good source of valuable information to many students and professionals in the field of physiology, biology, medicine, and pharmacology.

Table of Contents



Meretricious Metrication—A Physiologist's Lament

Chapter 1 Introduction to the History of Human Physiology

Chapter 2 Work Physiology

Chapter 3 Thermal Physiology

Chapter 4 Acceleration

Chapter 5 High Altitudes and Hypoxia

Chapter 6 Underwater Physiology

Chapter 7 Locomotor and Postural Physiology

Chapter 8 The Physiology of Stress

Part I—Emotion

Part II—The Coping Mechanism

Chapter 9 Biological Rhythms

Chapter 10 Sleep

Chapter 11 Instrumentation of Physiological Measurements

Chapter 12 The Nature and Control of Physiological Disturbances in Critical Illness

Postscript The Ethics of Human Experimentation

Author Index

Subject Index


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