Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist

Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist

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The third edition of this well-received textbook continues to provide candidates with a \'tailor-made\' alternative to more general physiology textbooks, delivering information designed and written specifically with the trainee anaesthetist in mind. The authors bring their extensive experience of teaching physiology to the book in order to improve the understanding of the fundamentals of human physiology in relation to the work of the anaesthetist. The content covers the physiology of all the major organ systems, with specific emphasis on the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. In addition, there are special sections on the physiology of pain, the physiology of ageing and the physiological effects of specific environments, all highly relevant to anaesthetic practice. Diagrams throughout are used to support the text and to aid understanding of difficult concepts. The third edition also builds upon several new features as introduced in the last edition: learning objectives, areas for reflection and a handy summary of physiological equations and tables. Expanded chapters on the physiology of both pain and ageing are incorporated. \'Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist\' will remain an invaluable reference throughout anaesthetic training and beyond, and a useful revision aid.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 24mm | 1,059.98g
  • Hodder Arnold
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • ill
  • 1444135236
  • 9781444135237
  • 9,378

About Peter Kam

Peter Kam, MBBS, MD, FRCA, FANZCA, FFARCSI, FHKCA (Hon), is the Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetics, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW, Australia. His research interests include perioperative platelet dysfunction and pharmacology of inhaled drugs and local anaesthetic drugs.

Ian Power, BSc (Hon), MD, FRCA, FFPMANZCA, FRCS Edin, FRCP Edin, is professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.
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Table of contents

Physiology of Excitable Cells

Physiology of the Nervous System

Respiratory Physiology

Cardiovascular Physiology

Gastrointestinal Physiology

Liver Physiology

Renal Physiology

Acid-Base Physiology

Physiology of Blood

Physiology of the Immune System

Endocrine Physiology

Metabolism, Nutrition, Exercise and Temperature Regulation

Physiology of Pain

Maternal and Neonatal Physiology

Physiology of Ageing

Special Environments
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