Human Physiology

Human Physiology : An Integrated Approach with Interactive Physiology: United States Edition

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Every student package automatically includes Interactive Physiology CD-ROM and access code for The Physiology Place website for Silverthorn. The human physiology text that broke new ground with its thorough coverage of integrative and molecular physiology topics has been revised with shorter chapters, clearer figures and diagrams, and is now automatically packaged with the award-winning InterActive Physiology (R) 8-System Suite CD-ROM.
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  • Mixed media product | 912 pages
  • 242.8 x 281.4 x 32.3mm | 2,331.49g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131020153
  • 9780131020153

Table of contents


1. Introduction to Physiology.
2. Atoms, Ions, and Molecules.
3. Cells and Tissues.
4. Cellular Metabolism.
5. Membrane Dynamics.

6. Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis.
7. Introduction to the Endocrine System.
8. Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties.
9. The Central Nervous System.
10. Sensory Physiology.
11. Efferent Division: Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control.
12. Muscles.
13. Integrative Physiology I: Control of Body Movement.

14. Cardiac Physiology.
15. Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure.
16. Blood.
17. Mechanics of Breathing.
18. Gas Exchange and Transport.
19. The Kidneys.
20. Integrative Physiology II: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance.

21. Digestion.
22. Energy Balance and Metabolism.
23. Endocrine Control of Metabolism and Growth.
24. The Immune System.
25. Integrative Physiology III: Exercise.
26. Reproduction and Development.
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About Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

Dee Unglaub Silverthorn studied biology as an undergraduate at Tulane University and went on to earn a Ph.D. in marine science at the University of South Carolina. Her research interest is epithelial transport, and work in her laboratory currently focuses on transport properties of the chick allantoic membrane. She began her teaching career in the Physiology Department at the Medical University of South Carolina but over the years has taught a wide range of students, from medical and college students to those still preparing for higher education.

At the University of Texas she lectures in physiology, coordinates student laboratories in physiology, and instructs graduate students in a course on developing teaching skills in the life sciences. She has substantial experience with active learning in the classroom and has given workshops on this subject at regional, national, and international conferences. Dee is currently editor-in-chief of Advances in Physiology Education and past-chair of the Teaching Section of the American Physiological Society. She works with members of the International Union of Physiological Sciences to improve physiology education in developing countries. She is also a member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, the Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology, the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, and the Society for College Science Teaching. Her free time is spent creating multimedia fiber art and enjoying the Texas hill country with her husband, Andy, and their three dogs.
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