Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 6th Edition

By T Bradley G. Klein, PhD
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Learn how to understand normal body functions before learning about the mechanisms of veterinary disease. Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 6th Edition approaches this vast subject in a practical, user-friendly way that helps you grasp key concepts and learn how they relate to clinical practice. From cell physiology to body system function to homeostasis and immune function, this comprehensive text provides the solid foundation needed before advancing in the veterinary curriculum.

Key Features
  • Expanded resources on the companion Evolve website include state-of-the-art 3D animations, practice tests, a glossary, and Clinical Correlations.
  • Clinical Correlations boxes present case studies that illustrate how to apply physiology principles and concepts to the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients.
  • Practice questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of what you've just read and provide valuable review for exams.
  •  Key Points at the beginning of each chapter introduce new concepts and help you prepare for exams.
  • Full-color format highlights helpful information and enhances learning with a wealth of illustrations that visually depict specific functions and conditions.

New to this Edition
  • NEW! Updated animations added that are relevant to content.
  • NEW! New contributors lend their unique perspective and expertise to the content.
ISBN 9780323676724
Table of Content

Section I: The Cell

1. The Molecular and Cellular Bases of Physiological Regulation

2. Cancer: A Disease of Cellular Proliferation, Life Span, and Death

Section II: Neurophysiology

3. Introduction to the Nervous System

4. The Neuron

5. The Synapse

6. The Physiology of Muscle

7. The Concept of a Reflex

8. Skeletal Muscle Receptor Organs

9. The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction

10. The Central Control of Movement

11. The Vestibular System

12. The Cerebellum

13. The Autonomic Nervous System

14. The Visual System

15. Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier

16. The Electroencephalogram and Sensory-Evoked Potentials

17. Hearing

Section III: Cardiovascular Physiology

18. Overview of Cardiovascular Function

19. Electrical Activity of the Heart

20. The Electrocardiogram

21. The Heart as a Pump

22. The Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations

23. Capillaries and Fluid Exchange

24. Local Control of Blood Flow

25. Neural and Hormonal Control of Blood Pressure and Blood Volume

26. Integrated Cardiovascular Responses

Section IV: Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract

27. Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Functions

28. Motility Patterns of the Gastrointestinal Tract

29. Secretions of the Gastrointestinal Tract

30. Digestion and Absorption: The Nonfermentative Processes

31. Digestion: The Fermentative Processes

32. Postabsorptive Nutrient Utilization

Section V: Endocrinology

33. The Endocrine System

34. Endocrine Glands and Their Function

Section VI: Reproduction and Lactation

35. Control of Gonadal and Gamete Development

36. Control of Ovulation and the Corpus Luteum

37. Reproductive Cycles

38. Pregnancy and Parturition

39. The Mammary Gland

40. Reproductive Physiology of the Male

Section VII: Renal Physiology

41. Glomerular Filtration

42. Solute Reabsorption

43. Water Balance

44. Acid-Base Balance

Section VIII: Respiratory Function

45. Overview of Respiratory Function: Ventilation of the Lung

46. Pulmonary Blood Flow

47. Gas Exchange

48. Gas Transport in the Blood

49. Control of Ventilation

50. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

Section IX: Homeostasis

51. Fetal and Neonatal Oxygen Transport

52. Acid-Base Homeostasis

53. Thermoregulation

Section X: The Immune System

54. Antigens and Innate Immunity

55. The Specific Immune Response: Acquired Immunity

Appendix A: Answers to Practice Questions

Author Information By T Bradley G. Klein, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Publication Date 13-03-2019
Stock Status In Stock
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