9780495391845

Human Physiology From Cells to Systems

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495391845

  • ISBN10:

    0495391840

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/22/2008
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 7th edition 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. As an author, Lauralee Sherwood is known for the most up-to-date and accurate coverage as well as strong pedagogy making the text the most effective learning tool. Plus, the program offers a complete complement of media tools for learning and teaching. Additionally, this new edition has an entirely revised art program offering realistic and three-dimensional art as well as new flow diagrams. The new art program helps users visualize difficult concepts and processes for better understanding and mastery of concepts.

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
Body Defenses
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
Fluid and Acid-Base Balance
The Digestive System
Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation
Principles of Endocrinology
The Central Endocrine Glands
The Peripheral Endocrine Glands
The Reproductive System
The Metric System
A Review of Chemical Principles
Storage, Replication, and Expression of Genetic Information
Principles of Quantitative Reasoning
Text References to Exercise Physiology
Answers to End-of-Chapter Objective Questions, Quantitative Exercises, Points to Ponder, and Clinical Considerations
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