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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.
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.