Physiology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking / Edition 1

Physiology by Numbers: An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking / Edition 1

by Richard F. Burton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521421381

ISBN-13: 9780521421386

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Students of physiology are faced with a great deal of quantitative information. Using the simple calculations provided in this text, the reader has an opportunity to develop a feel for such figures, give them meaning, and above all, to derive fresh insights from them.

Overview

Students of physiology are faced with a great deal of quantitative information. Using the simple calculations provided in this text, the reader has an opportunity to develop a feel for such figures, give them meaning, and above all, to derive fresh insights from them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521421386
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition: how to use this book; 1. Introduction to physiological calculation: approximation and units; 2. Quantifying the body: interrelationships amongst 'representative' or 'textbook' quantities; 3. Energy and metabolism; 4. The cardiovascular system; 5. Respiration; 6. Renal function; 7. Body fluids; 8. Acid-base balance; 9. Nerve and muscle; References; Notes and answers; Index.

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