Essentials of Physiology / Edition 2

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
1 Body Fluid Spaces and Osmotic Forces 3
2 Solute Movement Across Biologic Membranes 13
3 Origin of the Resting Membrane Potential 23
4 Basis of Membrane Excitability 35
5 Cable Properties and Propagation Mechanisms 51
6 Synaptic Transmission 65
7 Sensory Receptors and Somatosensory System 81
8 Vision 99
9 Hearing and Equilibrium 111
10 The Chemical Senses: Olfaction and Gustation 123
11 Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord 131
12 Motor Functions of the Brain 141
13 The Limbic System: Feeding, Thirst, and Regulation of Temperature 153
14 Higher Cortical Functions: Learning, Memory, and Sleep 163
15 Autonomic Nervous System 173
16 Muscle: Overview of Structure and Function at the Cellular Level 195
17 Muscle Physiology: Molecular Mechanisms 203
18 Diversity of Muscle 217
19 Regulation of Intracellular Ca[superscript 2+] in Cardiac Muscle and Smooth Muscle 227
20 Basic Principles of Cardiovascular Physiology 243
21 Initiation and Propagation of the Cardiac Action Potential 247
22 Physiologic Basis of the Electrocardiogram 259
23 Determinants of Left Ventricular Performance and Cardiac Output 269
24 Coronary Circulation, Myocardial Oxygen Consumption, and Energetics 279
25 Hemodynamics and Regional Circulation 289
26 Microcirculation and Lymphatic Circulation 303
27 Regulation of the Cardiovascular System 309
28 Platelet Function and Blood Coagulation 327
29 Regulation of Coagulation and Pathophysiology of Hemostasis 339
30 Introduction to the Pulmonary System 355
31 Mechanics of Respiration 359
32 Ventilation, Gas Exchange, and Transport 369
33 Pulmonary Blood Flow 381
34 Control of Ventilation During Wakefulness 387
35 Matching of Ventilation with Blood Flow 397
36 Elements of Renal Function 407
37 Renal Hemodynamics and Glomerular Filtration 415
38 Proximal Tubule Function 423
39 Urinary Concentration and Dilution: Loop of Henle Function 431
40 The Distal Nephron: Homeostatic Mechanisms 437
41 Water Balance and Diuretics 445
42 Acid-Base Balance: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pathophysiology 451
43 Renal Acid-Base Regulation and Micturition 461
44 Gastrointestinal Nervous System 471
45 Gastrointestinal Hormones 481
46 Gastrointestinal Motility 487
47 Gastric Secretion 495
48 Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion 503
49 Liver and Biliary System 511
50 Intestinal Absorption 519
51 Hormonal and Chemical Transduction of Information 535
52 The Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrinology 543
53 The Anterior Pituitary 553
54 The Posterior Pituitary 563
55 Thyroid Physiology 569
56 Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis 577
57 Physiology of the Adrenal Gland 589
58 The Physiology of Fuel Nutrients and Pancreatic Hormones 599
59 Sexual Differentiation, Development, and Maturation 611
60 The Female Reproductive System 621
61 The Male Reproductive System 639
62 Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Lactation 649
63 Physiologic Compensation and Adaptation 669
64 Exercise Physiology 675
Appendix I. Normal Values of Electrolytes, Metabolic Variables, and Hormones in Whole Blood, Plasma, or Serum 689
Appendix II. Measurement of Cardiac Output 691
Answers 693
Index 699
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