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The fourth edition of NMS Physiology, a well respected and heavily used text, is written in an outline format useful to medical students who require a physiology course review and a comprehensive study tool for USMLE preparation. This one-volume, portable text contains 300 USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations. New to the edition are more questions, updated case studies in clinical decision making, concise outlines, and expanded diagrams. Sections devoted to endocrinology, acid-base, and pathophysiology also are especially helpful to students.

Appropriate for: Medical Students.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780683306033
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: National Medical Series for Independent Study Series
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 872
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I General Physiology
1 Membrane and Cellular Physiology 1
2 Membrane Potentials 11
3 Synaptic Transmission 23
4 Muscle Contraction 37
Pt. II Neurophysiology
5 Cutaneous, Olfactory, and Gustatory Sensation 57
6 Vision and Audition 71
7 Motor Control System 91
8 Cortical Control of Movement and Consciousness 111
Pt. III Cardiovascular Physiology
9 Hemodynamics 123
10 Electrical Events 135
11 Cardiodynamics 157
12 The Vascular System 169
13 Cardiac Output and Venous Return 179
14 Cardiovascular Control 185
15 Cardiovascular Responses to Stress 189
Pt. IV Respiratory Physiology
16 Respiratory Mechanics and Gas Exchange 199
17 Gas Diffusion and Transport 227
18 Ventilation, Perfusion, and Gas Exchange 239
19 Respiratory Control 253
20 Respiratory Responses to Stress 261
Pt. V Renal Physiology
21 Overview of Renal Function and Structure 287
22 Body Fluids 297
23 Overview of Renal Tubular Function 311
24 Renal Clearance 317
25 Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flow 325
26 Intrarenal Regulation of Effective Circulation Volume (ECV) and Sodium Balance: Autoregulation 337
27 Renal Tubular Transport: Reabsorption and Secretion 347
28 Renal Concentration and Dilution of Urine: Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH) and Osmoregulation 369
29 Antidiuretic Hormone (ADH): Regulation of Body Fluid Osmolality 383
30 Aldosterone: Regulation of Body Fluid Volume 393
31 Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) 407
Pt. VI Acid-Base Physiology
32 Acid Production and Elimination: An Overview 433
33 Metabolic Origin of Alkali (Bases) 439
34 The Hydrogen Ion and pH 443
35 Body Buffer Systems 451
36 Respiratory Regulation of Acid-Base Balance 457
37 Renal Regulation of Acid-Base Balance 461
38 Primary and Secondary Acid-Base Abnormalities 471
39 Compensatory Mechanisms for Primary Acid-Base Abnormalities 489
Pt. VII Gastrointestinal Physiology
40 Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract 513
41 Ingestion of Food 517
42 Stomach 523
43 Small Intestine 535
44 Large Intestine 549
Pt. VIII Endocrine Physiology
45 Physical and Chemical Characteristic of Hormones 559
46 Hormonal Control Systems 571
47 Pituitary Gland (The Hypophysis) 579
48 Adrenal Gland: Medulla 591
49 Adrenal Gland: Cortex 603
50 The Testis 623
51 Ovary and Placenta 645
52 Pancreas 671
53 Thyroid Gland 693
54 The Calcitropic Hormones: Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, and Vitamin D 707
Comprehensive Exam 759
Index 839
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Excerpt from the Preface to the 4th Edition:

...this new edition of NMS Physiology contains a well-defined fund of knowledge the authors consider essential for medical practitioners. Although this book does not focus specifically on pathology, it does provide an insight into the pathophysiologic aspects of disease by comparing normal processes in the body with the abnorma.

The outline format has allowed the authors to emphasize the relative importance of the facts presented and to provide students wi3th a source of fundamental information about physiology. Such a core guide ... should prove especially valuable now that medial students are expected to assume more and more responsibility for their own learning. -- John Bullock; Joseph Boyle, III; Michael B. Wang

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