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Now in its Third Edition, this text clearly and concisely presents the physiological principles that are essential to clinical medicine. Outstanding pedagogical features include Active Learning Objectives that emphasize problem-solving applications of basic principles; conceptual diagrams that help students visualize complex processes; case studies, Clinical Focus boxes, and Bench to Bedside boxes; a comprehensive glossary; and online USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations. This edition features a new Immunology and Organ Function chapter and a completely rewritten and reorganized cardiovascular section. A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an interactive question bank, case studies with practice questions, animations of complex processes, an image bank, and links for further study.

Table of Contents

Cellular Physiologyp. 1
Homeostasis and Cellular Signalingp. 1
The Plasma Membrane, Membrane Transport, and Resting Membrane Potentialp. 20
Action Potential, Synaptic Transmission, and Maintenance of Nerve Functionp. 38
Neuromuscular Physiologyp. 65
Sensory Physiologyp. 65
The Motor Systemp. 93
The Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 111
Integrative Functions of the Nervous Systemp. 122
Skeletal and Smooth Musclep. 140
Blood and Immunologyp. 169
Blood Componentsp. 169
Immunology, Organ Interaction, and Homeostasisp. 187
Cardiovascular Physiologyp. 207
An Overview of the Cardiovascular System and Hemodynamicsp. 207
The Electrical Activity of the Heartp. 221
Cardiac Muscle Mechanics and the Cardiac Pumpp. 243
The Systemic Circulationp. 263
The Microcirculation and Lymphatic Systemp. 274
Special Circulationsp. 290
Control Mechanisms in Circulatory Functionp. 305
Respiratory Physiologyp. 319
Ventilation and the Mechanics of Breathingp. 319
Gas Transfer and Transportp. 348
Pulmonary Circulation and Ventilation-Perfusionp. 361
The Control of Ventilationp. 374
Renal Physiology and Body Fluidsp. 391
Kidney Functionp. 391
The Regulation of Fluid and Electrolyte Balancep. 419
Acid-Base Balancep. 442
Gastrointestinal Physiologyp. 463
Neurogastroenterology and Motilityp. 463
Gastrointestinal Secretion, Digestion, and Absorptionp. 497
The Physiology of the Liverp. 530
Temperature Regulation and Exercise Physiologyp. 543
The Regulation of Body Temperaturep. 543
Exercise Physiologyp. 567
Endocrine Physiologyp. 581
Endocrine Control Mechanismsp. 581
The Hypothalamus and the Pituitary Glandp. 596
The Thyroid Glandp. 612
The Adrenal Glandp. 624
The Endocrine Pancreasp. 641
Endocrine Regulation of Calcium, Phosphate, and Bone Homeostasisp. 656
Reproductive Physiologyp. 669
The Male Reproductive Systemp. 669
The Female Reproductive Systemp. 687
Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Fetal Developmentp. 705
Common Abbreviations in Physiologyp. 727
Glossaryp. 731
Indexp. 773
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