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  • Physiology
  • Physiology, Updated Edition; with STUDENT CONSULT Access
    Physiology, Updated Edition; with STUDENT CONSULT Access
  • Berne & Levy Physiology
    Berne & Levy Physiology
  • Physiology


Berne and Levy Physiology has long been respected for its scientifically rigorous approach and now includes major updates to bring you all of the latest knowledge in the field. Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton present a honed and shortened edition that emphasizes the core information needed by students of physiology today and features a full-color design and artwork to enhance readability and enrich your comprehension of every concept. With access to the full contents online at Student Consult, this time-honored book delivers an in-depth understanding of physiology more powerfully and effectively than ever before. Describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function using a clear and intuitive organ system-based approach.Provides a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes through key experimental observations and examples.Includes Student Consult access to the complete and searchable contents of the book online, as well as relevant bonus content from other Student Consult titles, an image gallery, 10 physiology animations, and much more.Features updated coverage throughout to expand your understanding of the most current trends in physiology and medicine, including the latest cellular and molecular knowledge.Includes shaded boxes that highlight and explain important clinical and molecular information.Presents new section editors who ensure that you are getting the freshest, most clinically relevant information available today.Summarizes need-to-know information in each chapter with Key Points sections.

Table of Contents

Cellular Physiologyp. 1
Principles of Cell Functionp. 3
Homeostasis of Body Fluidsp. 20
Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expressionp. 34
The Nervous Systemp. 51
The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systemsp. 53
Generation and Conduction of Action Potentialsp. 65
Synaptic Transmissionp. 82
The Somatosensory Systemp. 105
The Special Sensesp. 123
Organization of Motor Functionp. 157
Higher Functions of the Nervous Systemp. 201
The Autonomic Nervous System and its Central Controlp. 218
Musclep. 231
Skeletal Muscle Physiologyp. 233
Cardiac Musclep. 256
Smooth Musclep. 268
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 287
Overview of Circulationp. 289
Elements of Cardiac Functionp. 292
Properties of the Vasculaturep. 330
Regulation of the Heart and Vasculaturep. 370
Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 393
The Respiratory Systemp. 415
Structure and Function of the Respiratory Systemp. 417
Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall: Static and Dynamicp. 430
Ventilation (V), Perfusion (Q), and V/Q Relationshipsp. 444
Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transportp. 459
Control of Respirationp. 468
Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lungp. 477
Gastrointestinal Physiologyp. 485
Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 487
The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Mealp. 496
The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Mealp. 504
The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Mealp. 516
The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Mealp. 533
Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liverp. 542
The Renal Systemp. 555
Elements of Renal Functionp. 557
Solute and Water Transport along the Nephron: Tubular Functionp. 578
Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volumep. 594
Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasisp. 619
Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balancep. 636
The Endocrine and Reproductive Systemsp. 651
Introduction to the Endocrine Systemp. 653
Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolismp. 664
Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolismp. 696
The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Glandp. 706
The Thyroid Glandp. 725
The Adrenal Glandsp. 738
The Male and Female Reproductive Systemsp. 758
Indexp. 799
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