Concepts in Medical Physiology / Edition 1by Julian Seifter, Austin Ratner, David Sloane
Pub. Date: 10/28/2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Written through a collaboration of expert faculty and medical students from Harvard Medical School, this innovative text delivers a straightforward and clear overview of the major principles, agents, and processes governing human physiology. Emphasis is on understanding the higher-order processes in each organ system. Concepts in Medical Physiology avoids/b>… See more details below
Written through a collaboration of expert faculty and medical students from Harvard Medical School, this innovative text delivers a straightforward and clear overview of the major principles, agents, and processes governing human physiology. Emphasis is on understanding the higher-order processes in each organ system. Concepts in Medical Physiology avoids long lists of unprioritized information and undefined jargon by presenting fresh concept diagrams and figures alongside clear explanations of quantitative concepts. It can function equally well as a primary resource or as a review. Eight major sections, comprising a total of 36 chapters, cover general principles, muscle and bone, blood and the immune system, cardiovascular physiology, pulmonary physiology, renal physiology, gastrointestinal physiology, and endocrine physiology.
Many useful features simplify mastery of difficult concepts:
- Case studies for each major section present detailed cases with signs and symptoms, history, and laboratory data. Questions at the conclusion of each case reinforce important clinical concepts.
- Reviews of cell biology, basic science, and biochemistry refresh students on the foundations of physiological knowledge.
- Clinical Application boxes draw the connection between physiology to practical issues students face and help with preparation for the USMLE.
- Pathophysiology sections are featured in every chapter.
- Review questions with answers in each chapter aid in preparation for the examination.
- Integrative Physiology inserts highlight how specific systems, organs, and tissues work together.
- More than 350 illustrations aid with visual learning, including original schematic diagrams, photos, and tables.
- Concept-focused summaries conclude each chapter for more effective learning and review.
- Suggested readings in every chapter provide a valuable resource for further investigation in physiological and clinical ideas.
- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
|Pt. I||General principles||1|
|5||An overview of nerve cell physiology and the autonomic nervous system||49|
|Pt. II||Musculoskeletal physiology||71|
|6||The neuromuscular junction and skeletal muscle||73|
|Pt. III||Blood and lymph||125|
|10||Endothelial function and hemostasis||141|
|11||The lymphatic system and the immune system||157|
|Pt. IV||Cardiovascular physiology||183|
|13||The heart as a pump||199|
|14||The electrical activity of the heart||213|
|Pt. V||Pulmonary physiology||233|
|16||The mechanics of breathing||235|
|17||Gas exchange in the lungs||257|
|19||The regulation of breathing||287|
|Pt. VI||Renal physiology||299|
|20||Renal functions, renal circulation, and glomerular filtration||301|
|22||The regulation of blood pressure and extracellular fluid volume||339|
|24||The regulation of potassium balance||379|
|Pt. VII||Gastrointestinal physiology||423|
|27||Nutrition, digestion, and absorption||425|
|28||Control of gastrointestinal motility and secretion||453|
|30||The gastrointestinal immune system||481|
|Pt. VIII||Endocrine physiology||495|
|31||The endocrine pancreas : fed and fasted metabolic states||497|
|32||The pituitary gland||511|
|33||The thyroid gland||525|
|34||The adrenal gland||539|
|35||Hormonal regulation of calcium and phosphate metabolism||555|
|36||The female reproductive system||573|
|37||The male reproductive system||605|
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