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Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine / Edition 2

Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780198568780
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 03/17/2006
Series: Oxford Core Texts Series
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

A note to the readerxvii
1What is physiology?1
2The chemical constitution of the body7
3Introducing cells23
4The transport functions of the plasma membrane37
5Principles of cell signaling55
6Nerve cells and their connections71
8Sensory systems115
9The physiology of motor systems161
10The autonomic nervous system185
11Some aspects of higher nervous function195
12The hormonal regulation of the body211
13The properties of blood251
14Defense against infection: inflammation and immunity275
15The heart and circulation291
16The respiratory system345
17The kidney and the regulation of the internal environment385
18The digestive system419
19The nutritional needs of the body465
20The physiology of the male and female reproductive systems479
21Fertilization, pregnancy and lactation501
22Fetal and neonatal physiology531
23The control of growth549
24Energy balance and the control of metabolic rate567
25The physiology of exercise577
26The regulation of body temperature589
27The regulation of plasma glucose599
28The regulation of body fluid volume611
29Acid-base balance629
30The physiology of high altitude and diving647
31Clinical physiology657
Appendix 1.SI Units671
Appendix 2.Resuscitation following cardiac or respiratory arrest673

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