Physiology at a Glance / Edition 1

Physiology at a Glance / Edition 1

by Jeremy P. T. Ward, Robert W. Clarke, Roger W. A. Linden
     
 

"Physiology at a Glance provides an accessible and concise introduction to physiology. It covers the core knowledge required by all students on any biomedical or medical programme that contains a physiology component, including medicine and nursing." The book follows the easy-to-use At a Glance format of double-page spreads composed of clear, memorable diagrams that… See more details below

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"Physiology at a Glance provides an accessible and concise introduction to physiology. It covers the core knowledge required by all students on any biomedical or medical programme that contains a physiology component, including medicine and nursing." The book follows the easy-to-use At a Glance format of double-page spreads composed of clear, memorable diagrams that support accompanying key facts and essential information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113281
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Series:
At a Glance Series
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 10.95(h) x 0.27(d)

Table of Contents

1Physiology and the genome10
2Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins12
3Body water compartments and physiological fluids14
4Cells, membranes and organelles16
5Membrane transport proteins and ion channels18
6Biological electricity20
7Conduction of action potentials22
8The autonomic nervous system24
9Blood26
10Inflammation and immunity28
11Principles of diffusion and flow30
12Introduction to the cardiovascular system32
13The heart34
14The cardiac cycle36
15Initiation of the heart beat and excitation-contraction coupling38
16Control of cardiac output and Starling's law of the heart40
17Blood vessels42
18Control of blood pressure and blood volume44
19The microcirculation, filtration and lymphatics46
20Local control of blood flow and special circulations48
21Introduction to the respiratory system50
22Lung mechanics52
23Transport of gases and the gas laws54
24Carriage of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood56
25Control of breathing58
26Ventilation-perfusion matching and right to left shunts60
27Introduction to the renal system62
28Renal filtration64
29Reabsorption and secretion and the proximal tubule66
30The loop of Henle and distal nephron68
31Regulation of plasma osmolality and fluid volume70
32Control of acid-base status72
33Gastrointestinal tract : overview and the mouth74
34Oesophagus and stomach76
35Small intestine78
36The exocrine pancreas, liver and gallbladder80
37Large intestine82
38Endocrine control84
39Control of metabolic fuels86
40The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland88
41Thyroid hormones and metabolic rate90
42Growth factors92
43Somatic and skeletal growth94
44Control of plasma calcium96
45The adrenal glands and stress98
46Endocrine control of reproduction100
47Sexual differentiation and function102
48Fertilization, pregnancy and parturition104
49Lactation106
50Skeletal muscle and its contraction108
51Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction110
52Motor units, recruitment and summation112
53Cardiac and smooth muscle114
54Introduction to sensory systems116
55Sensory receptors118
56Special senses (taste and smell)120
57Vision122
58Hearing and balance124
59Motor control and the cerebellum126
60Proprioception and reflexes128

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