ISBN-10:
0071621733
ISBN-13:
9780071621731
Pub. Date:
04/04/2011
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach / Edition 1

Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach / Edition 1

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Overview

Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach / Edition 1

A concise, clinically oriented overview of physiology



Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach offers a succinct yet thorough overview of physiology along with an introduction to basic science principles and their relevance to the clinical expression of disease.


The book reflects medical education’s increased emphasis on providing students with more clinically oriented content during their first two years of medical school and the importance of the essential concepts of pathophysiology. Focused and clearly written, Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach details the major physiological processes involved in both health and disease.


Each chapter begins with a list of Objectives, includes Key Concepts, and ends with Study Questions designed to test your knowledge of major concepts covered in that chapter. Most chapters also include Clinical Correlations that reinforce the major physiological principles covered and illustrate their importance to understanding disease states.





Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071621731
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 800
Sales rank: 1,135,409
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Hershel Raff, PhD

Professor

Departments of Medicine and Physiology

Medical College of Wisconsin

Endocrine Research Laboratory

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

Milwaukee, WI

Michael Levitzky, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA

Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

1. General Physiological Concepts, Hershel Raff and Michael Levitzky

SECTION II: CELL PHYSIOLOGY

2. Cells and Cellular Processes, David Landowne

3. Cell Membranes and Transport Processes, David Landowne

4. Channels and the Control of Membrane Potential, David Landowne

5. Sensory Generator Potentials, David Landowne

6. Action Potentials, David Landowne

7. Synapses, David Landowne

SECTION III: MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY

8. Overview of Muscle Function, Kathleen H. McDonough

9. Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough

10. Cardiac Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough

11. Smooth Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough

SECTION IV: CNS/NEURAL PHYSIOLOGY

12. Introduction to the Nervous System, Susan M. Barman

13. General Sensory Systems: Touch, Pain, and Temperature, Susan M. Barman

14. Spinal Reflexes, Susan M. Barman

15. Special Senses I: Vision, Susan M. Barman

16. Special Senses II: Hearing and Equilibrium, Susan M. Barman

17. Special Senses III: Smell and Taste, Susan M. Barman

18. Control of Posture and Movement, Susan M. Barman

19. Autonomic Nervous System, Susan M. Barman

20. Electrical Activity of the Brain, Sleep-Wake States, and Circadian Rhythms, Susan M. Barman

21. Learning, Memory, Language, and Speech, Susan M. Barman

SECTION V: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

22. Overview of the Cardiovascular System, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman

23. Cardiac Muscle Cells, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman

24. The Heart Pump, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman

25. Cardiac Function Assessments, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman

26. Peripheral Vascular System, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller

27. Vascular Control, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller

28. Venous Return and Cardiac Output, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller

29. Arterial Pressure Regulation, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller

30. Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman

SECTION VI: PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY

31. Function and Structure of the Respiratory System, Michael Levitzky

32. Mechanics of the Respiratory System, Michael Levitzky

33. Alveolar Ventilation, Michael Levitzky

34. Pulmonary Perfusion, Michael Levitzky

35. Ventilation--Perfusion Relationships and Respiratory Gas Exchange, Michael Levitzky

36. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide, Michael Levitzky

37. Acid-Base Regulation and Causes of Hypoxia, Michael Levitzky

38. Control of Breathing, Michael Levitzky

SECTION VII: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY

39. Renal Functions, Basic Processes, and Anatomy, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

40. Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

41. Clearance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

42. Tubular Transport Mechanisms, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

43. Renal Handling of Organic Substances, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

44. Basic Renal Processes for Sodium, Chloride, and Water, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

45. Regulation of Sodium and Water Excretion, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

46. Regulation of Potassium Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

47. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

48. Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler

SECTION VIII: GI PHYSIOLOGY

49. Overview of the GI System--Functional Anatomy and Regulation, Kim E. Barrett

50. Gastric Secretion, Kim E. Barrett

51. Pancreatic and Salivary Secretion, Kim E. Barrett

52. Water and Electrolyte Absorption and Secretion, Kim E. Barrett

53. Intestinal Mucosal Immunology and Ecology, Kim E. Barrett

54. Intestinal Motility, Kim E. Barrett

55. Functional Anatomy of the Liver and Biliary System, Kim E. Barrett

56. Bile Formation, Secretion, and Storage, Kim E. Barrett

57. Handling of Bilirubin and Ammonia by the Liver, Kim E. Barrett

58. Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Water-soluble Vitamins, Kim E. Barrett

59. Lipid Assimilation, Kim E. Barrett

SECTION IX: ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC PHYSIOLOGY

60. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology, Patricia E. Molina

61. The Hypothalamus and Posterior Pituitary Gland, Patricia E. Molina

62. Anterior Pituitary Gland, Patricia E. Molina

63. Thyroid Gland, Patricia E. Molina

64. Parathyroid Gland and Calcium and Phosphate Regulation, Patricia E. Molina

65. Adrenal Gland, Patricia E. Molina

66. Endocrine Pancreas, Patricia E. Molina

67. Male Reproductive System, Patricia E. Molina

68. Female Reproductive System, Patricia E. Molina

69. Endocrine Integration of Energy and Electrolyte Balance, Patricia E. Molina

SECTION X: INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY

70. Control of Body Temperature, Hershel Raff and Michael Levitzky

71. Hypoxia and Hyperbaria, Michael Levitzky and Hershel Raff

72. Exercise, Michael Levitzky and Kathleen H. McDonough

73. Aging, Hershel Raff

Answers to Study Questions

Index

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