Physiology: Essentials of Basic Science

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316806299
  • Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: ESSENTIALS of Basic Science
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 924

Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
I Cellular Physiology
1 Basic Principles 3
2 Membrane Transport of Solute 19
3 Origin of the Resting Membrane Potential 29
4 Basis of Membrane Excitability 49
5 Cable Properties and Propagation Mechanisms 83
6 Hormonal and Chemical Transduction of Information 99
7 Sensory Transduction 111
II Synaptic Transmission
8 Neuromuscular Junction of Skeletal Muscle 123
9 Central Synapses 139
III Autonomic Nervous System
10 Peripheral Autonomic Nervous System 151
11 Central Autonomic Nervous System 167
IV Muscle Physiology
12 Muscle: Overview of Structure and Function at the Cellular Level 177
13 Muscle Physiology: Molecular Mechanisms 189
14 Diversity of Muscle 209
15 Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Cardiac Muscle and Smooth Muscle 223
V Cardiovascular Physiology
16 Basic Principles of Cardiovascular Physiology 245
17 Initiation and Propagation of the Cardiac Action Potential 251
18 The Physiologic Basis of the Electrocardiogram 271
19 Determinants of Left Ventricular Performance and Cardiac Output 289
20 Coronary Circulation: Myocardial Oxygen Consumption and Energetics 303
21 Hemodynamics and Regional Circulation 319
22 Microcirculation and Lymphatic Circulation 341
23 Regulation of the Cardiovascular System 351
VI Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation
24 Platelet Function and Blood Coagulation 375
25 Regulation of Coagulation and Pathophysiology of Hemostasis 393
VII Respiratory Physiology
26 Introduction and Anatomy 415
27 Mechanics of Respiration 423
28 Ventilation, Gas Exchange, and Transport 435
29 Pulmonary Blood Flow 449
30 Control of Ventilation during Wakefulness 455
31 Matching of Ventilation with Blood Flow 469
VIII Renal and Acid-Base Physiology
32 Elements of Renal Function 479
33 Renal Hemodynamics and Glomerular Filtration 491
34 Proximal Tubule Function 503
35 Urinary Concentration and Dilution: Loop of Henle Function 515
36 The Distal Nephron: Homeostatic Mechanisms 525
37 Water Balance and Diuretics 535
38 Acid-Base Balance: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pathophysiology 545
39 Renal Acid-Base Regulation and Micturition 559
IX Gastrointestinal Physiology
40 Gastrointestinal Nervous System 571
41 Gastrointestinal Hormones 587
42 Gastrointestinal Motility 595
43 Gastric Secretion 609
44 Pancreatic Exocrine Secretion 619
45 Liver and Biliary System 631
46 Intestinal Absorption 645
X Endocrine Physiology
47 The Hypothalamus and Neuroendocrinology 667
48 The Anterior Pituitary 681
49 The Posterior Pituitary 695
50 The Thyroid 703
51 Calcium and Phosphate Homeostasis 711
52 Physiology of the Adrenal Gland 723
53 The Endocrine Pancreas and Glucose Regulation 739
XI Reproductive Physiology
54 Sexual Differentiation, Development, and Maturation 749
55 The Female Reproductive System 765
56 The Male Reproductive System 789
57 Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Lactation 803
XII Integrative Physiology
58 Feedback Control and Integration 829
59 Heat Control and Temperature Regulation 839
60 Exercise Physiology 851
Appendix I. Normal Values of Electrolytes, Metabolic Variables, and Hormones in Whole Blood, Plasma, or Serum 867
Appendix II. Measurement of Cardiac Output 869
Index 873
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