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

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 274mm x 32mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071780033
  • ISBN 13: 9780071780032
  • Edition: 24, Revised
  • Edition statement: 24th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. ill
  • Sales rank: 10,123

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This is a succinct, up-to-date, and clinically relevant review of human physiology - trusted by generations of students and clinicians. It features more than 600 full-color illustrations. For more than four decades, "Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology" has been helping those in the medical field understand human and mammalian physiology. Applauded for its interesting and engagingly written style, "Ganong's" concisely covers every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability and delivers more detailed, high-yield information per page than any other similar text or review. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas such as chronic pain, reproductive physiology, and acid-base homeostasis, "Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology" incorporates examples from clinical medicine 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, "Ganong's" belongs on your desk. The features new to this edition are: Section introductions that provide a foundation for the topic being discussed; Two types of review questions: end-of-chapter and board-style; Increased number of clinical cases and flow charts; and, Expanded legends to help you learn more about the illustrations without having to refer back to the text.

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Table of contents

Section 1 Cellular and Molecular Basis for Medical Physiology 1. General Principles & energy Production in Medical Physiology 2. Overview of Cellular Physiology in Medical Physiology 3. Immunity, Infection & Inflammation 4. Excitable Tissue: Neve 83 5. Excitable Tissue: Muscle 97 6. Synaptic & Junctional Transmission 7. Neurotransmitters & Neuromodulators Section II Central and Peripheral Neurophysiology 8. Somatosensory neurotransmission: Touch, Pain and Temperature 9. Vision 10. Hearing & Equilibrium 11. Smell & Taste 12. Reflex and Voluntary Control of Posture & Movement 13.Autonomic Nervous System 14. Electrical Activity of the Brain,Sleep-Wake States, & Circadian Rhythms 15. Learning, Memory, Language, & Speech Section III Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology 16. Basic Concepts of Endocrine Regulation 17. Hypothalamic Regulation of Hormonal Functions 18. The Pituitary Gland 19. The Thyroid Gland 20. The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex 21. Hormonal Control of Calcium & Phosphate Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone 22. Reproductive Development & Function of the Felame Reproductive System 23. Function of the Male Reproductive System 24. Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism Section IV Gastrointestional Physiology 25. Overview of Gastrointestinal Function & Regulation 26. digestion, Absorption, & Nutrional Principles 27. Gastrointestinal Motility 28. Transport & Metabolic Fuctions of the Liver Section V Cardiovascular Physiology 29. Origin of teh heartbeat & the Electrical Activity of the Heart 30. The Heart as a Pump 31. Blood as a Circulatory Fluid & the Dynamics of Blood & Lymph Flow 32. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms 33. Circulation Through Special Regions Section VI Resspiratory Physiology 34. Introduction to Pulmonary Structure and Mechanics 35. Gas Transport & pH 36. Regulaton of Respiration Section VII Renal Physiology 37. Renal Function & Micturition 38. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition & Volume 39. Acidification of the Urine & biocarbonate Excretion Answers to Multiple Choice Questions Index