Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology

Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology

Paperback Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology

By (author) Kim E. Barrett, By (author) Scott Boitano, By (author) Susan M. Barman, By (author) Heddwen L. Brooks

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 726 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 272mm x 28mm | 1,451g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071605673
  • ISBN 13: 9780071605670
  • Edition: 23, Revised
  • Edition statement: 23rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 43,098

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The field's most complete, up-to-date , and engagingly-written text on medical physiology -- now in full color A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! 4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW! "This 23rd edition is an excellent source of the current knowledge in physiology. Significant pedagogical advances have been made while preserving the integrity of Dr. Ganong's work...They have done an excellent job of updating this classic, and the tradition continues. So many students in the future will be able to use this book to enhance their knowledge."--Doody's Review Service For more than four decades, Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology has been the leader in helping medical students and clinicians understand the fascinating subject of human and mammalian physiology. Concisely covering every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability, Ganong's delivers more detailed, clinically-relevant, high-yield information per page than any similar text or review. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas such as the cellular basis of neurophysiology, Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology incorporates examples from clinical medicine throughout the chapters to illustrate important physiologic concepts. Whether you're a student who needs an outstanding review for the USMLE or a physician who wants to keep pace with the ever-changing field of medical physiology, there's no better place to turn than Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology. Here's why this is the best edition of Ganong's ever: NEW full-color illustrations -- the authors have worked with an outstanding team of medical illustrators, photographers, educators, and students to give you an unmatched collection of illustrations and tables NEW boxed clinical cases -- featuring examples of diseases that illustrate important physiological principles NEW high-yield end-of-chapter board review questions iPod-compatible review - questions and illustrations from each chapter test your comprehension of the material Companion online learning center includes cases, illustrations, and board review questions (www.LangeTextbooks.com)

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Kim E. Barrett, PhD Professor Department of Medicine Dean of Graduate Studies University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA Susan M. Barman, PhD Professor Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology Michigan State University East Lansing, MI Scott Boitano, PhD Associate Professor, Physiology Arizona Respiratory Center Bio5 Collaborative Research Institute University of Arizona Tucson, AZ Heddwen L. Brooks, PhD Associate Professor Dept. of Physiology College of Medicine University of Arizona Tuscon, AZ

Table of contents

Preface Section I: Cellular & Molecular Basis of Medical Physiology 1. General Principles & Energy Production in Medical Physiology 2. Overview of Cellular Physiology in Medical Physiology 3. Immunity, Infection, and Inflammation Section II: Physiology of Nerve & Muscle Cells 4. Excitable Tissue: Nerve 5. Excitable Tissue: Muscle 6. Synaptic & Junctional Transmission 7. Neurotransmitters & Neuromodulators 8. Properties of Sensory Receptors 9. Reflexes Section III: Central & Peripheral Neurophysiology 10. Pain & Temperature 11. Somatosensory Pathways 12. Vision 13. Hearing & Equilibrium 14. Smell & Taste 15. Electrical Activity of the Brain, Sleep-Wake States, & Circadian Rhythms 16. Control of Posture & Movement 17. The Autonomic Nervous System 18. Hypothalamic Regulation of Hormonal Functions 19. Learning, Memory, Language, & Speech Section IV: Endocrine & Reproductive Physiology 20. The Thyroid Gland 21. Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism 22. The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex 23. Hormonal Control of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone 24. The Pituitary Gland 25. The Gonads: Development & Function of the Reproductive System Section V: Gastrointestinal Physiology 26. Overview of Gastrointestinal Function & Regulation 27. Digestion, Absorption, & Nutritional Principles 28. Gastrointestinal Motility 29. Transport & Metabolic Functions of the Liver Section VI: Cardiovascular Physiology 30. Origin of the Heartbeat & the Electrical Activity of the Heart 31. The Heart as a Pump 32. Blood as a Circulatory Fluid & the Dynamics of Blood & Lymph Flow 33. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms 34. Circulation Through Special Regions Section VII: Respiratory Physiology 35. Pulmonary Function 36. Gas Transport & pH in the Lung 37. Regulation of Respiration Section VIII: Renal Physiology 38. Renal Function & Micturition 39. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition & Volume 40. Acidification of the Urine & Bicarbonate Excretion Answers to Multiple Choice Questions Index