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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, Fourth Edition presents physiology as a relevant and exciting discipline emphasizing many unanswered questions to stimulate critical thinking with an investigative approach. Concise chapters offer flexibility and more diversity than competing texts. The authors, distinguished physiologists, collaborate with ten other field specialists to create the most accurate and current physiology text available. Unlike other titles in the area, each physiological system are written by a specialist in that area and the authors work to create one voice, a consistent presentation, high accuracy and up-to-date coverage. Users have come to expect the authoritative tone of this excellent textbook. Contributors in this 4th edition include: David Bell, Ph.D. of Fort Wayne Center for Medical Education Joe R. Haeberle, Ph.D. of the University of Vermont College of Medicine Stephen A. Kempson, PhD. Of Indiana University School of Medicine Bruce Martin Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine Richard A. Meiss, PhD. Indiana University School of Medicine Fredrick M. Pavalko, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine Daniel E. Peavy, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine George A. Tanner, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine Wiltz W. Wagner, Ph.D. Indiana University School of Medicine.

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A text for students who are planning careers in the life or health sciences, at various levels of preparation. Early background chapters on the scientific method, basic chemistry, physics, and molecular and cell biology are useful for students with no college-level science. Underlying principles of anatomy are explained throughout, though emphasis is on function rather than structure. Chapters progress from the molecular-cellular level through biological control systems to integrated organ function. Includes color diagrams and photos, chapter summaries, review quizes and questions, key terms, margin icons, a glossary, and an appendix of medical terminology. This third edition offers critical thinking questions, opening vignettes, new focus boxes on current research, and new chapters on the immune response and environmental physiology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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New edition of an abundantly illustrated text for students of diverse backgrounds and levels of preparation. Topics progress from the molecular-cellular level to integrated organ function. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534421748
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/7/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 999
  • Product dimensions: 9.04 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. He has an established career in physiological research, teaching, graduate training, and department administration. Professor Rhoades has over 25 years of teaching experience and has taught several thousand students at two major research universities. He has edited several textbooks in Physiology for both undergraduate and medical students. His area of expertise is respiratory physiology and his research has been supported by National Institutes of Health. He has written over 80 articles for scientific journals and has published several review chapters. His honors include a NASA fellowship, and a NIH Career Development Award. He has served on NIH study sections, editorial board for American. Journal of Physiology, and currently serves as ad hoc reviewer for several other professional journals. He has served two times on the National Board of Medical Examiners Physiology Test Committee, once as a committee chair. Professor Rhoades has also chaired and/or organized international symposia, and has been invited to speak at national and international meetings in physiology.

Richard G. Pflanzer is Associate Professor of Biology at the Purdue University School of Science and Associate Professor of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from Indiana University in 1969 with research in comparative cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Pflanzer has authored many articles and books related to teaching physiology at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, and is the recipient of several teaching awards, including Outstanding Teacher in Science at the Purdue University School of Science.

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Table of Contents

1. The Science Of Physiology. Part I: CELLULAR FUNCTIONS. 2. Chemical and Physical Principles. 3. The Structure and Function of Cells. 4. Transport Through the Cell Membrane. 5. Cellular Control Mechanisms. 6. Energy and Cellular Metabolism. Part II: PHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SYSTEMS. 7. Functional Organization of the Nervous System. 8. Sensory Systems. 9. Motor Systems. 10. The Autonomic Nervous System. 11. Central Integrative Systems. 12. Endocrine Control Mechanisms. 13. The Pituitary Hormones. 14. The Adrenal Glands. 15. The Endocrine Pancreas. Part III: INTEGRATIVE ORGAN FUNCTIONS. 16. Muscle. 17. Functions of the Blood. 18. The Heart. 19. Circulation. 20. Respiration. 21. Pulmonary Circulation and Gas Exchange and Control of Breathing. 22. The Gastrointestinal System. 23. The Kidney. 24. Regulation of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance. 25. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance. 26. Calcium, Phosphate, and Bone Metabolism. 27. Regulation of Body Temperature. 28. Body Defense and the Immune Response. 29. Environmental Physiology. 30. Physiology of Exercise. 31. Reproductive Physiology. 32. Pregnancy, Fetal Development, and Lactation. 33. Sexual Physiology.

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