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Overview

This third edition of Essential Medical Physiology has been thoroughly revised and covers all principal subjects in modern medical school human physiology courses. It includes chapters on general physiology, as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. This textbook will equip students with the strong background in physiology required for medical practice or for further study in the biomedical sciences.

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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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.
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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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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397584017
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 858

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
1 The Internal Environment 3
2 Control of Cell Function 11
3 Membrane Transport 37
4 Resting Potentials and Action Potentials in Excitable Cells 71
5 Propagation of the Action Potential 89
6 Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission 97
7 Striated Muscle 123
8 Smooth Muscle 137
9 Autonomic Nervous System 145
10 Hemodynamics 157
11 Electrical Activity of the Heart 175
12 The Electrocardiogram 187
13 The Mechanical Activity of the Heart 201
14 Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output 215
15 Regulation of Arterial Pressure 225
16 Capillary Exchange 235
17 Regulation of Regional Blood Flow 245
18 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 259
19 Mechanics of Breathing 277
20 Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport in the Blood 289
21 Pulmonary Gas Exchange 299
22 Control of Breathing 315
23 Functional Anatomy of the Kidney and Micturition 333
24 Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration 343
25 Mass Balance in Body Homeostasis and Renal Function 361
26 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Proximal Tubule 371
27 Reabsorption and Secretion in the Loop of Henle, Distal Tubule, and Collecting Duct 391
28 Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality 405
29 Regulation of Sodium Balance and Extracellular Fluid Volume 423
30 Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, and Magnesium 437
31 The Role of the Kidney in Acid-Base Balance 447
32 Regulation 465
33 Motility 479
34 Secretion 497
35 Digestion and Absorption 529
36 Intestinal Electrolyte and Water Transport 547
37 Introduction to Endocrine Physiology 559
38 Pituitary Gland 573
39 Thyroid Gland 587
40 Adrenal Glands 607
41 The Pancreatic Islets 637
42 Hormonal Regulation of Fuel Metabolism 659
43 Hormonal Regulation of Calcium Metabolism 679
44 Hormonal Growth Control 701
45 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Male 719
46 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: The Menstrual Cycle 737
47 Hormonal Control of Reproduction in the Female: Pregnancy and Lactation 757
48 Organization of the Nervous System 779
49 Sensory Receptors of the Somatosensory System 789
50 Central Projections of the General Somatosensory System 797
51 The Visual System 807
52 The Vestibular System 831
53 The Auditory System 839
54 The Chemical Senses: Smell and Taste 849
55 Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord and Brain Stem 861
56 Sensory and Motor Pathways Controlling Lower Motor Neurons of the Spinal Cord 867
57 The Motor Cortex 877
58 The Basal Ganglia 881
59 The Cerebellum 889
60 Neuronal Control of Mood, Emotion, and State of Awareness 897
61 Learning and Memory 905
62 Body Temperature Regulation 921
63 Exercise 933
64 Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock 941
65 Diabetic Ketoacidosis 949
66 Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy 953
Index 967
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