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Fundamentals of Human Physiology / Edition 4
     

Fundamentals of Human Physiology / Edition 4

by Lauralee Sherwood
 

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ISBN-10: 0840062257

ISBN-13: 9780840062253

Pub. Date: 01/01/2011

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY is a carefully condensed version of Lauralee Sherwood's HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. It provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help students relate to the

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Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY is a carefully condensed version of Lauralee Sherwood's HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. It provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help students relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology rather than memorization of details and provides a foundation for future careers in the health professions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780840062253
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Pages:
720
Sales rank:
385,371
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis. 2. Cell Physiology. 3. The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential. 4. Principles of Neural and Hormonal Communication. 5. The Central Nervous System. 6. The Peripheral Nervous System: Afferent Division; Special Senses. 7. The Peripheral Nervous System: Efferent Division. 8. Muscle Physiology. 9. Cardiac Physiology. 10. The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure. 11. The Blood and Body Defenses. 12. The Respiratory System. 13. The Urinary System. 14. Fluid and Acid Base Balance. 15. The Digestive System. 16. Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation. 17. The Endocrine System. 18. The Reproductive System.

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