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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: 9780030726163
  • Publisher: Saunders College Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 992

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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