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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 Physiology||p. 1|
|Principles of Cell Function||p. 3|
|Homeostasis of Body Fluids||p. 20|
|Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expression||p. 34|
|The Nervous System||p. 51|
|The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems||p. 53|
|Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials||p. 65|
|Synaptic Transmission||p. 82|
|The Somatosensory System||p. 105|
|The Special Senses||p. 123|
|Organization of Motor Function||p. 157|
|Higher Functions of the Nervous System||p. 201|
|The Autonomic Nervous System and its Central Control||p. 218|
|Skeletal Muscle Physiology||p. 233|
|Cardiac Muscle||p. 256|
|Smooth Muscle||p. 268|
|The Cardiovascular System||p. 287|
|Overview of Circulation||p. 289|
|Elements of Cardiac Function||p. 292|
|Properties of the Vasculature||p. 330|
|Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature||p. 370|
|Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System||p. 393|
|The Respiratory System||p. 415|
|Structure and Function of the Respiratory System||p. 417|
|Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall: Static and Dynamic||p. 430|
|Ventilation (V), Perfusion (Q), and V/Q Relationships||p. 444|
|Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport||p. 459|
|Control of Respiration||p. 468|
|Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung||p. 477|
|Gastrointestinal Physiology||p. 485|
|Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract||p. 487|
|The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Meal||p. 496|
|The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal||p. 504|
|The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal||p. 516|
|The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal||p. 533|
|Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liver||p. 542|
|The Renal System||p. 555|
|Elements of Renal Function||p. 557|
|Solute and Water Transport along the Nephron: Tubular Function||p. 578|
|Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume||p. 594|
|Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis||p. 619|
|Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance||p. 636|
|The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems||p. 651|
|Introduction to the Endocrine System||p. 653|
|Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism||p. 664|
|Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism||p. 696|
|The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland||p. 706|
|The Thyroid Gland||p. 725|
|The Adrenal Glands||p. 738|
|The Male and Female Reproductive Systems||p. 758|
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