Here's a succinct, up-to-date summary of the physiological processes that take place in the human body, written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Derived from Berne et al.'s more lengthy text, Physiology, 5th Edition, it concisely and efficiently covers all of the most need-to-know concepts in the field. Updates include discussions of how the most recent findings in molecular biology and genetics affect our knowledge of physiology. A wealth of case examples, full-color artwork, review questions with answers, and boxes, tables, and graphs help readers to easily and thoroughly master the material.
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1. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water
2. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials
3. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials
4. Synaptic Transmission
5. Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal-Transduction Pathways
II. Nervous System William D. Willis, Jr.
6. Cellular Organization
7. General Sensory System
8. Special Senses
9. Motor System
10. Autonomic Nervous System and Its Control
11. Higher Functions of the Nervous System
III. Muscle James Watras
12. Skeletal Muscle
13. Cardiac Muscle
14. Smooth Muscle
IV. Cardiovascular System Matthew N. Levy and Achilles Pappano
15. Overview of the Circulation, Blood, and Hemostasis
16. Electrical Activity of the Heart
17. Natural Excitation of the Heart
18. Cardiac Pump
19. Regulation of the Heartbeat
21. Arterial System
22. Microcirculation and Lymphatics
23. Peripheral Circulation and Its Control
24. Control of Cardiac Output. Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels
25. Special Circulations
26. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in Control of the Circulation
V. Respiratory System Michelle M. Cloutier and Roger S. Thrall
27. Overview of the Respiratory System
28. Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall
29. Ventilation, Perfusion, and Their Relationship
30. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport
31. Control of Respiration
32. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung
VI. Digestive System Howard C. Kutchai
33. Motility of the Gastrointestinal Tract
34. Gastrointestinal Secretions
35. Digestion and Absorption
VII. Renal System Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton
36. Elements of Renal Function
37. Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron. Tubular Function
38. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Extracellular Fluid Volume
39. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis
40. Role of the Kidneys in Acid-Base Balance
VIII. Endocrine System Saul M. Genuth
41. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology
42. Whole-Body Metabolism
43. Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets
44. Endocrine Regulation of the Metabolism of Calcium and Phosphate
45. Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
46. Thyroid Gland
47. Adrenal Cortex
48. Adrenal Medulla
49. Overview of Reproductive Function
50. Male Reproduction
51. Female Reproduction
Answers to Case Studies
By Matthew N. Levy, MD, Professor Emeritus, Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine & Physiology, Dean Academic Affairs & Education, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT; and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire