Tissues and Organs - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080419930, 9781483100128

Tissues and Organs

1st Edition

Hierarchical and Functional Integration

Authors: G. A. Chauvet
eBook ISBN: 9781483100128
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1986
Page Count: 554
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Theoretical Systems in Biology: Hierarchical and Functional Integration, Volume II: Tissues and Organs discusses the phenomenology of physiological mechanisms. The book is comprised 10 chapters that are organized into two parts. The first part covers topics about the cell and its environment, such as cell membrane structure, mechanisms of membrane transport, and cell excitability. The second part deals with the mechanisms of physiological functions, which include the metabolic system, the respiratory system, and the renal system. The book will be of great use to researchers and professionals whose work requires a good understanding of human physiology.

Table of Contents

Preface Foreword to Volume II Part I: The Cell and its Environment Introduction 1 Cell Membrane Structure I. Ultrastructure and Function II. Intercellular Junctions 2 Thermodynamic Theory of Membrane Transport I. Mass Transport Across Membranes II. Ion Transport III. Transmembrane Transport and Chemical Reactions 3 Molecular Mechanisms of Membrane Transport: Generalized Equations I. The Carrier Concept II. Ling's Theory III. General Equation of Osmotic Transport: Energy Coupling IV. The Influence of the Carrier on Membrane Potential 4 Theory of Cell Excitability I. The Hodgkin-Huxley Local Current Theory II. Allosteric Mechanisms and Excitability III. Chemically Excitable Membranes IV. The Quantum Theory of Nerve Excitation 5 The Functional Role of Membranes: Some Aspects I. Membrane Receptors II. The Plasma Membrane and Cell Specificity Summary of Part I Part II: Mechanisms of Physiological Functions Introduction 6 The Metabolic System: Energy Metabolism, Digestion and Muscle Contraction I. Energy Metabolism II. Components of the Digestive System III. Regulation of Blood Glucose IV. Two Applications of Energy Metabolism: Thermoregulation and Muscle Contraction Summary 7 The Respiratory System I. Lung Structure II. Ventilatory Mechanics III. Ventilation and Perfusion IV. Transport of Gases in the Blood Summary 8 The Cardiovascular System I. Description of the Cardiovascular System II Mechanics of the Heart Muscle III. Cardiac Electrophysiology IV. The Vascular Network Summary 9 The Renal System I. Localization and Structure: Functional Description


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About the Author

G. A. Chauvet

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Theoretical Biology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Angers, France and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

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