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Fundamentals of Human Physiology

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1/1/2011
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Summary

FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. It focuses on the mechanisms of body function from cells to systems and is organized around the central theme of homeostasis -- how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help you relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology rather than memorization of details and provides you with a foundation for a future career in the health professions.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis
Cell Physiology
The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential
Principles of Neural and Hormonal Communication
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System
Afferent Division
Special Senses
The Peripheral Nervous System
Efferent Division
Muscle Physiology
Cardiac Physiology
The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure
The Blood and Body Defenses
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
Fluid and Acid Base Balance
The Digestive System
Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation
The Endocrine System
The Reproductive System
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