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Textbook of Medical Physiology

Textbook of Medical Physiology

Hardback TEXTBOOK OF MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY

By (author) Arthur C. Guyton, By (author) John E. Hall

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  • Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 1152 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 282mm x 46mm | 2,517g
  • Publication date: 13 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0721602401
  • ISBN 13: 9780721602400
  • Edition: 11, Revised
  • Edition statement: 11th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 62,297

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This title is commended in the basic and clinical medicine category in the BMA 2006 medical book competition! Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition-presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton and Hall's "Textbook of Medical Physiology" covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material. Purchasers also receive access to Elsevier's innovative Student Consult website - an interactive learning platform offering the full text online, integration links to related material in other Student Consult titles, image banks, PDA downloads, test banks, a community center, and much more.

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Dr. John E. Hall DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND B 2500 N STATE ST JACKSON, MS 39216 601-984-1810 jehall@physiology.umsmed.edu

Table of contents

UNIT I: Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology CHAPTER 1: Functional Organization of the Human Body, and Control of the "Internal Environment" Cells as the Living Units of the Body CHAPTER 2: The Cell and Its Functions CHAPTER 3: Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, Cell Function, and Cell Reproduction UNIT II: Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle CHAPTER 4: Transport of Substances Through the Cell Membrane CHAPTER 5: Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials CHAPTER 6: Contraction of Skeletal Muscle CHAPTER 7: Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: A. Neuromuscular Transmission and B. Excitation-Contraction Coupling CHAPTER 8: Contraction and Excitation of Smooth Muscle UNIT III: The Heart CHAPTER 9: Heart Muscle; The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves CHAPTER 10: Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart CHAPTER 11: The Normal Electrocardiogram CHAPTER 12: Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis CHAPTER 13: Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation UNIT IV: The Circulation CHAPTER 14: Overview of the Circulation; Medical Physics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance CHAPTER 15: Vascular Distensibility, and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems CHAPTER 16: The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow CHAPTER 17: Local Control of Blood Flow by the Tissues; and Humoral Regulation CHAPTER 18: Nervous Regulation of the Circulation, and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure CHAPTER 19: Dominant Role of the Kidney in Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Pressure Control CHAPTER 20: Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation CHAPTER 21: Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease CHAPTER 22: Cardiac Failure CHAPTER 23: Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Dynamics of Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects CHAPTER 24: Circulatory Shock and Physiology of its Treatment UNIT V: The Body Fluids and Kidneys CHAPTER 25: The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Interstitial Fluid and Edema CHAPTER 26: Urine Formation by the Kidneys: I. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control CHAPTER 27: Urine Formation by the Kidneys: II. Tubular Processing of the Glomerular Filtrate CHAPTER 28: Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration CHAPTER 29: Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium; Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume CHAPTER 30: Regulation of Acid-Base Balance CHAPTER 31: Kidney Diseases and Diuretics UNIT VI: Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Clotting CHAPTER 32: Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia CHAPTER 33: Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation CHAPTER 34: Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy CHAPTER 35: Blood Groups; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation CHAPTER 36: Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation UNIT VII: Respiration CHAPTER 37: Pulmonary Ventilation CHAPTER 38: Pulmonary Circulation; Pulmonary Edema; Pleural Fluid CHAPTER 39: Physical Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane CHAPTER 40: Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood and Body Fluids CHAPTER 41: Regulation of Respiration CHAPTER 42: Respiratory Insufficiency-Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy UNIT VIII: Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology CHAPTER 43: Aviation, High-Altitude, and Space Physiology CHAPTER 44: Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions UNIT IX: The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology CHAPTER 45: Organization of the Nervous System; Basic Functions of Synapses; "Transmitter Substances" CHAPTER 46: Sensory Receptors; Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information CHAPTER 47: Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization; the Tactile and Position Senses CHAPTER 48: Somatic Sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations UNIT X: The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses CHAPTER 49: The Eye: I. Optics of Vision CHAPTER 50: The Eye II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina CHAPTER 51: The Eye III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision CHAPTER 52: The Sense of Hearing CHAPTER 53: The Chemical Senses-Taste and Smell UNIT XI: The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology CHAPTER 54: Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; The Cord Reflexes CHAPTER 55: Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function CHAPTER 56: The Cerebellum, the Basal Ganglia, and Overall Motor Control CHAPTER 57: The Cerebral Cortex; Intellectual Functions of the Brain; and Learning and Memory CHAPTER 58: Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain-The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus CHAPTER 59: States of Brain Activity-Sleep; Brain Waves; Epilepsy; Psychoses CHAPTER 60: The Autonomic Nervous System; and the Adrenal Medulla CHAPTER 61: Cerebral Blood Flow; the Cerebrospinal Fluid; and Brain Metabolism UNIT XII: Gastrointestinal Physiology CHAPTER 62: General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function-Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation CHAPTER 63: Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract CHAPTER 64: Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract CHAPTER 65: Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract CHAPTER 66: Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders UNIT XIII: Metabolism and Temperature Regulation CHAPTER 67: Metabolism of Carbohydrates, and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate CHAPTER 68: Lipid Metabolism CHAPTER 69: Protein Metabolism CHAPTER 70: The Liver as an Organ CHAPTER 71: Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals CHAPTER 72: Energetics and Metabolic Rate CHAPTER 73: Body Temperature, Temperature Regulation, and Fever UNIT XIV: Endocrinology and Reproduction CHAPTER 74: Introduction to Endocrinology CHAPTER 75: The Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypothalamus CHAPTER 76: The Thyroid Metabolic Hormones CHAPTER 77: The Adrenocortical Hormones CHAPTER 78: Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus CHAPTER 79: Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth CHAPTER 80: Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland) CHAPTER 81: Female Physiology Before Pregnancy; and the Female Hormones CHAPTER 82: Pregnancy and Lactation CHAPTER 83: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology UNIT XV: Sports Physiology CHAPTER 84: Sports Physiology Index