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Medical Physiology, in its updated 2nd edition, firmly relates molecular and cellular biology to the study of human physiology and disease. Drs. Walter Boron and Emile Boulpaep and a team of leading physiologists present you with practical, accurate coverage, continually emphasizing the clinical implications of the material. Each chapter explains the principles and organization of each body system, while more than 1400 high-quality, full-color line drawings and prominently featured clinical examples clarify every concept. This exceptionally detailed and comprehensive guide to physiology is ideal for a rich, straightforward, state-of-the-art understanding of this essential subject. Quickly review important content using prominent boxes included throughout the text to provide clinical examples of disordered physiology. Master difficult concepts with the use of 800 color drawings that feature balloon captions explaining key processes. Find information easily with the intuitive organization by body system and consistent style. Get up-to-date coverage of physiology with updated text and figures. Access the fully searchable text online at, along with Webnotes, Image Bank, 150 Self-assessment questions, and 10 physiology animations. Stay current thanks to updated material, including a new chapter on Physiology of Aging and a new section on hemostasis. Gain a clear visual understanding with a revised and updated art program of high-quality, full color line drawings and prominently featured clinical examples. Easily relate molecular and cellular biology to the study of human physiology and disease

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Foundations of Physiologyp. 3
Physiology Of Cells And Molecules P7
Functional Organization of the Cellp. 9
Signal Transductionp. 48
Regulation of Gene Expressionp. 75
Transport of Solutes and Waterp. 106
Electrophysiology of the Cell Membranep. 147
Electrical Excitability and Action Potentialsp. 179
Synaptic Transmission and the Neuromuscular Junctionp. 212
Cellular Physiology of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Musclep. 237
The Nervous Systemp. 265
Organization of the Nervous Systemp. 267
The Neuronal Microenvironmentp. 289
Physiology of Neuronsp. 310
Synaptic Transmission in the Nervous Systemp. 323
The Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 351
Sensory Transductionp. 371
Circuits of the Central Nervous Systemp. 408
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 427
Organization of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 429
Bloodp. 448
Arteries and Veinsp. 467
The Microcirculationp. 482
Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Electrocardiogramp. 504
The Heart as a Pumpp. 529
Regulation of Arterial Pressure and Cardiac Outputp. 554
Special Circulationsp. 577
Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 593
The Respiratory Systemp. 611
Organization of the Respiratory Systemp. 613
Mechanics of Ventilationp. 630
Acid-Base Physiologyp. 652
Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Bloodp. 672
Gas Exchange in the Lungsp. 685
Ventilation and Perfusion of the Lungsp. 700
Control of Ventilationp. 725
The Urinary System P747
Organization of the Urinary Systemp. 749
Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flowp. 767
Transport of Sodium and Chloridep. 782
Transport of Urea, Glucose, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Organic Solutesp. 797
Transport of Potassiump. 821
Urine Concentration and Dilutionp. 835
Transport of Acids and Basesp. 851
Integration of Salt and Water Balancep. 866
The Gastrointestinal Systemp. 881
Organization of the Gastrointestinal Systemp. 883
Gastric Functionp. 895
Pancreatic and Salivary Glandsp. 912
Intestinal Fluid and Electrolyte Movementp. 933
Nutrient Digestion and Absorptionp. 949
Hepatobiliary Functionp. 980
The Endocrine Systemp. 1009
Organization of Endocrine Controlp. 1011
Endocrine Regulation of Growth and Body Massp. 1028
The Thyroid Glandp. 1044
The Adrenal Glandp. 1057
The Endocrine Pancreasp. 1074
The Parathyroid Glands and Vitamin Dp. 1094
The Reproductive Systemp. 1111
Sexual Differentiationp. 1113
The Male Reproductive Systemp. 1128
The Female Reproductive Systemp. 1146
Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Lactationp. 1170
Fetal and Neonatal Physiologyp. 1193
Physiology of Everyday Lifep. 1211
Metabolismp. 1213
Regulation of Body Temperaturep. 1237
Exercise Physiology and Sports Sciencep. 1249
Environmental Physiologyp. 1268
The Physiology of Agingp. 1281
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