Essential Medical Physiology

Essential Medical Physiology

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Essential Medical Physiology, Third Edition, deals with the principal subjects covered in a modern medical school physiology course.

This thoroughly revised version includes chapters on general physiology as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. It contains clinical notes, chapter outlines with page numbers, 2-color figures throughout, and new chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy.

Among the contributors to this indispensible textbook are leading physiologists Leonard R. Johnson, Stanley G. Schultz, H. Maurice Goodman, John H. Byrne, Norman W. Weisbrodt, James M. Downey, D. Neil Granger, Frank L. Powell, Jr., James A. Schafer, and Dianna A. Johnson.

This text is recommended for medical, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students studying physiology, physicians, and clinical specialists as well as anyone interested in basic human physiology.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1008 pages
  • 218 x 284 x 40mm | 2,599.07g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Approx. 700 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123875846
  • 9780123875846
  • 1,762,957

Table of contents

PART I: GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY

1 The Internal Environment
2 Control of Cell Function
3 Membrane Transport
4 Resting Potentials and Action Potentials in
Excitable Cells
5 Propagation of the Action Potential
6 Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission
7 Striated Muscle
8 Smooth Muscle
9 Autonomic Nervous System

PART II: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

10 Hemodynamics
11 Electrical Activity of the Heart
12 The Electrocardiogram, James M. Downey
13 The Mechanical Activity of the Heart
14 Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output
15 Regulation of Arterial Pressure
16 Capillary Exchange
17 Regulation of Regional Blood Flow

PART III: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY

18 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System
19 Mechanics of Breathing
20 Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood
21 Pulmonary Gas Exchange
22 Control of Breathing

PART IV: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY

23 Functional Anatomy of the Kidney and Micturition
24 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration
25 Mass Balance in Body Homeostasis and Renal
Function
26 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Proximal Tubule
27 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Loop of Henle,
Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct
28 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality
29 Regulation of Sodium Balance and Extracellular
Fluid Volume
30 Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, and
Magnesium
31 The Role of the Kidney in Acid-Base Balance

PART V: GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY

32 Regulation
33 Motility
34 Secretion
35 Digestion and Absorption
36 Intestinal Electrolyte and Water Transport

PART VI: ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY

37 Introduction to Endocrine Physiology
38 Pituitary Gland
39 Thyroid Gland
40 Adrenal Glands
41 The Pancreatic Islets
42 Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism
43 Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism
44 Hormonal Growth Control
45 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male
46 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female:
The Menstrual Cycle
47 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female:
Pregnancy and Lactation

PART VII: CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PHYSIOLOGY

48 Organization of the Nervous System
49 Sensory Receptors of the Somatosensory System
50 Central Projections of the General
Somatosensory System
51 The Visual System
52 The Vestibular System
53 The Auditory System
54 The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste
55 Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord and Brain
Stem
56 Sensory and Motor Pathways Controlling Lowe
Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord
57 The Motor Cortex
58 The Basal Ganglia
59 The Cerebellum
60 Neuronal Control of Mood, Emotion, and State of
Awareness
61 Learning and Memory

PART VIII: INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

62 Body Temperature Regulation
63 Exercise
64 Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
65 Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Stanley G. Schultz
66 Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy
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About Leonard R. Johnson

Leonard R. Johnson received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan and then trained with Dr. Morton I. Grossman at UCLA. He spent 17 years as a Professor of Physiology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston before moving to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the Thomas A. Gerwin Professor and Chairman of the Department of Physiology. He is the author or coauthor of over 250 papers on gastrointestinal physiology and holds an NIH MERIT Award. Currently he is the Vice Chancellor for Research at Tennessee.
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