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Physiology / Edition 2

Physiology / Edition 2

by James N Pasley


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USMLE Road Map: Physiology presents a concise and focused examination of the essential concepts in physiology
Through a streamlined and easy-to-follow hierarchical outline format, it guides students through the basic physiologic principles and reviews the normal and abnormal functions of the major organ systems. The outline is enhanced with an extensive and original illustration program that visually conveys the essential information and promotes retention of the material. Features such as clinical correlations and clinical problems are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071445177
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2005
Series: LANGE USMLE Road Maps Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.36(d)

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Table of Contents

Using the Road Map Series for Successful Review ix

Acknowledgements xiii

1 Cell Physiology 1

I Plasma Membrane 1

II Ion Channels 4

III Cell Signaling 8

IV Membrane Potential 11

V Structure of Skeletal Muscle 13

VI Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission 18

VII Smooth Muscle 22

Clinical Problems 24

Answers 26

2 Cardiovascular Physiology 27

I General Principles 27

II Hemodynamics 28

III Electrophysiology 33

IV Cardiac Muscle and Cardiac Output 38

V Cardiac Cycle with Pressures and ECG 43

VI Regulation of Arterial Pressure 45

VII Control Mechanisms and Special Circulations 47

VIII Integrative Function 50

Clinical Problems 52

Answers 55

3 Respiratory Physiology 57

I Lung Volumes and Capacities 57

II Muscles of Breathing 59

III Lung Compliance 61

IV Components of Lung Recoil 62

V Airway Resistance 63

VI Gas Exchange and Oxygen Transport 64

VII Carbon Dioxide Transport 68

VIII Respiration Control 70

IX Pulmonary Blood Flow 71

X Ventilation-Perfusion Differences 74

XI Special Environments 76

Clinical Problems 76

Answers 79

4 Body Fluids, Renal, and Acid-Base Physiology 81

I Body Fluids 81

II Kidney Function 85

III Renal Anatomy 86

IV Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration 89

V Transport Mechanisms of Nephron Segments 93

VI Regulation of NaCl Transport 96

VII Potassium Regulation 99

VIII Renal Handling of Glucose 100

IX Urea Regulation 101

X Phosphate Regulation 101

XI Renal Calcium Regulation 101

XII Magnesium Regulation 101

XIII Concentrating and Diluting Mechanisms 101

XIV Acid-Base Balance 104

XV Diagnostic Hints for Acid-Base Disorders 106

XVI Selected Acid-Base Disorders108

Clinical Problems 110

Answers 112

5 Gastrointestinal Physiology 114

I Regulation: Muscle, Nerves, and Hormones of the Gut 114

II Salivary Secretion 115

III Swallowing 117

IV Gastric Motor Function 118

V Gastric Secretion 121

VI Motility of the Small Intestine 124

VII Exocrine Pancreas 127

VIII Biliary Secretion 128

IX Digestion and Absorption 130

X Motility of the Colon and Rectum 136

Clinical Problems 137

Answers 139

6 Endocrine Physiology 141

I General Principles 141

II Adrenal Cortex 145

III Adrenal Medulla 149

IV Endocrine Pancreas 150

V Glucagon 153

VI Human Growth Hormone 156

VII Hormonal Calcium Regulation 158

VIII Thyroid Hormones 161

IX Male Reproductive Hormones 163

X Female Reproductive Hormones 166

Clinical Problems 172

Answers 174

7 Neurophysiology 175

I Autonomic Nervous System 176

II Sensory System 179

III Motor Pathways 194

IV Language Function of the Cerebral Cortex 203

V The Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluid 205

VI Body Temperature Regulation 207

Clinical Problems 210

Answers 212

Index 215

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