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This third edition of Essential Medical Physiology has been thoroughly revised and covers the principal subjects covered in a modern medical school physiology course. It includes chapters on general physiology, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. Contributors to this indispensible textbook include the leading physiologists Leonard R. Johnson, Stanley G. Schultz, H. Maurice Goodman, John H. Byrne, Norman W. Weisbrodt, James...
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Overview

This third edition of Essential Medical Physiology has been thoroughly revised and covers the principal subjects covered in a modern medical school physiology course. It includes chapters on general physiology, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. Contributors to this indispensible textbook include the 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.

* Includes clinical notes
* "Key Points" summarize most important information
* Contains chapter outlines with page numbers
* 2-color figures throughout
* New chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy

Audience: 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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Editorial Reviews

Donald C. Johnson
Eleven contributors have integrated their areas of expertise into an excellent textbook of physiology. While several of the contributors have already published monographs on the subjects included in this text, these lack the coherence offered by integration into a single book. The addition of a complete section of the central nervous system is an improvement over the first edition which appeared in 1991. This book aims to teach the mechanisms involved in the integrated physiological functions of the human body. It is not a reference book for specialists, but it does provide sound, basic information needed for advanced study. The primary audience for this book is clearly first year medical students. Graduate students in human biology would find it useful, and physicians looking for a review book would also benefit. Each chapter is introduced with not only a table of contents but also with key points to prepare the reader for the important information contained in the chapter. The references include classic works on the subject as well as recent, more comprehensive reviews. Sprinkled throughout the book are ""Clinical Notes"" that correlate basic physiologic principles with medical problems. The illustrations are numerous, clearly presented, and appropriate for the text material. This comprehensive textbook of human physiology contains the information currently considered firmly established for explaining integrated functions, forgoing unnecessary speculations. Although several chapters are essentially the same as those of the first edition, there is now an excellent presentation of the physiology of the central nervous system, which was previously lacking. The book has purposelyfocused upon physiology and has not attempted to correlate morphology with functions. Furthermore, the biochemical details involved in cellular and subcellular functions have been discussed in the context of physiology and not chemistry. The new edition has 12 more chapters than the first edition, but lacks the study questions included in the latter. This book should be seriously considered as the text for physiology in medical schools.
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Reviewer: Donald C. Johnson, PhD (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: Eleven contributors have integrated their areas of expertise into an excellent textbook of physiology. While several of the contributors have already published monographs on the subjects included in this text, these lack the coherence offered by integration into a single book. The addition of a complete section of the central nervous system is an improvement over the first edition which appeared in 1991.
Purpose: This book aims to teach the mechanisms involved in the integrated physiological functions of the human body. It is not a reference book for specialists, but it does provide sound, basic information needed for advanced study.
Audience: The primary audience for this book is clearly first year medical students. Graduate students in human biology would find it useful, and physicians looking for a review book would also benefit.
Features: Each chapter is introduced with not only a table of contents but also with key points to prepare the reader for the important information contained in the chapter. The references include classic works on the subject as well as recent, more comprehensive reviews. Sprinkled throughout the book are "Clinical Notes" that correlate basic physiologic principles with medical problems. The illustrations are numerous, clearly presented, and appropriate for the text material.
Assessment: This comprehensive textbook of human physiology contains the information currently considered firmly established for explaining integrated functions, forgoing unnecessary speculations. Although several chapters are essentially the same as those of the first edition, there is now an excellent presentation of the physiology of the central nervous system, which was previously lacking. The book has purposely focused upon physiology and has not attempted to correlate morphology with functions. Furthermore, the biochemical details involved in cellular and subcellular functions have been discussed in the context of physiology and not chemistry. The new edition has 12 more chapters than the first edition, but lacks the study questions included in the latter. This book should be seriously considered as the text for physiology in medical schools.
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Provides thorough, up-to-date treatments of the principal areas of physiology covered in a typical medical school physiology course. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080472706
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 10/14/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1008
  • File size: 30 MB
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Meet the Author

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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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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