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Overview

PHYSIOLOGY is known for its direct, scientific approach to the subject matter. Its well-respected authors use an organ system-based approach to clearly describe all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function. This 5th Edition features a greatly increased emphasis on molecular biology and genetic diseases. And, the Nervous System section has been completely reorganized in accordance with the latest trends in medical education.

Features:

  • Key experimental observations and examples provide a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes.
  • Clinical information is emphasized throughout, via shaded boxes that highlight clinical correlations.
  • Self-study problems, as well as a mini-exam at the end of the book, help students master the material.
What's New:
  • Greatly expanded and updated coverage of molecular biology and genetic diseases throughout explores how recent scientific discoveries in these areas have expanded our understanding of physiology.
  • The Nervous System section has been thoroughly restructured to reflect the most current trends in medical education.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Reviewer: Robert W. Teel, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This is the fifth edition of a book that covers the physiology of the major systems of the human body, prefaced by relevant cell physiology. Nine contributors and six reviewers worked on the book. Each chapter is adequately referenced and includes study questions at the end. Illustrations and tables enhance the text. There is limited use of color and the color scheme is modified from the previous edition. The book is appropriately organized and includes equations that are helpful in understanding concepts. Key terms are boldly printed. Most chapters have a summary section of numbered paragraphs at the end. The layout is basically the same as the previous edition, which was published in 1998.
Purpose: The purpose is to emphasize broad concepts in physiology and to avoid facts that are isolated. Illustrations, charts, and tables are included to facilitate the understanding of principles. Information highlighted in color boxes are intended to expand upon information in the text and to introduce clinical relevance.
Audience: Students in the healthcare professions, particularly in dentistry, medicine, and graduate school who need physiology in their training can use the book. It also could be of value to practicing clinicians, residents and interns, teaching faculty, and others needing a quality, current physiology textbook. The authors are authoritative on the subject and have contributed in areas of their expertise.
Features: The book covers the physiology of the systems of the human body beginning with the nervous system. Several chapters are devoted to eachmajor system and are organized for clarity. The summary information at the end of each chapter is helpful for focusing on the key points. The appendix contains answers to the study questions at the ends of the chapters as well as numerous multiple-choice questions with answers organized by chapter. These test questions are very helpful in providing a venue for determining understanding of the physiological concepts and in preparation for actual examinations that use the multiple-choice format. In general, the illustrations, although lacking state-of-the-art style, add to understanding rather than complicating concepts. Having clinically relevant information highlighted in color boxes adds to the usefulness of the book and fleshes out the applications that an understanding of physiological concepts can have.
Assessment: Truthfully, the new edition differs little from the previous one. Some important additions have been made, but even the preface basically is a repeat of the earlier edition. Going through the two editions page by page doesn't show significant differences other than a change in the use of color in illustrations, section headings, and boxed highlights. I was disappointed that the new edition did not reflect the illustrations in the paperback edition Principles of Physiology, 3rd edition, by the same authors (Mosby, 2000). In comparison with the first edition book by Boron and Boulpaep, Medical Physiology (Elsevier Science, 2003), the Berne book does not flow as nicely, lacks the quality of organization, and certainly comes nowhere near the quality of illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801609886
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1987
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240

Table of Contents

Sect. I Cellular Physiology 1
1 Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water 3
2 Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials 22
3 Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials 31
4 Synaptic Transmission 44
5 Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal Transduction Pathways 61
Sect. II The Nervous System 79
6 The Nervous System: Its Peripheral and Central Components 81
7 The Somatosensory System 100
8 The Special Senses 118
9 Organization of Motor Function 155
10 Higher Functions of the Nervous System 189
11 The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control 206
Sect. III Muscle 221
12 Skeletal Muscle Physiology 223
13 Smooth Muscle Physiology 246
Sect. IV The Cardiovascular System 263
14 Overview of the Heart, Blood Vessels, and Blood 265
15 Electrical Activity of the Heart 274
16 The Cardiac Pump 305
17 Regulation of the Heartbeat 322
18 Hemodynamics 341
19 The Arterial System 355
20 The Microcirculation and Lymphatics 368
21 Peripheral Circulation and its Control 380
22 Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels 395
23 Special Circulations 413
24 Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors 433
Sect. V The Respiratory System 443
25 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 445
26 Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall: Static and Dynamic 464
27 Ventilation (V), Perfusion (Q), and V/Q Relationships 480
28 Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport 498
29 Control of Respiration 511
30 Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung 521
Sect. VI The Gastrointestinal System 537
31 Gastrointestinal Regulation and Motility 539
32 Gastrointestinal Secretions 566
33 Digestion and Absorption 595
Sect. VII The Kidney 621
34 Elements of Renal Function 623
35 Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron: Tubular Function 643
36 Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume 659
37 Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis 685
38 Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance 703
Sect. VIII The Endocrine System 717
39 General Principles of Endocrine Physiology 719
40 Whole Body Metabolism 743
41 Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets 766
42 Endocrine Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism 794
43 The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 819
44 The Thyroid Gland 860
45 The Adrenal Glands 883
46 The Reproductive Glands 920
Index 979
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