This carefully revised Second Edition will appeal to readers with varied backgrounds and learning styles. Features such as "Chemistry Review" provide additional resources for readers who need them, while "Toolboxes" and "Discovery" boxes delve into more detail about physiology topics. In addition, several new clinical topics have been added to this edition. To help readers visualize physiology processes, every new copy of the book now includes the InterActive Physiology 8-System Suite CD-ROM, as well as access to an expanded Physiology Place website and PhysioEx 5.0 online. Introduction to Physiology, The Cell: Structure and Function, Cell Metabolism, Cell Membrane Transport, Chemical Messengers, The Endocrine System, Regulation of Energy Metabolism and Growth, The Nervous System, The Cardiovascular System: Cardiac Function, The Cardiovascular System, The Respiratory System, The Urinary System, The Gastrointestinal System, The Reproductive System, The Immune System, The Whole Body: Integrated Physiological Responses to Exercise. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Physiology. 2. The Cell: Structure and Function. 3. Cell Metabolism. 4. Cell Membrane Transport. 5. Chemical Messengers. 6. The Endocrine System: Endocrine Glands and Hormone Actions. 7. The Endocrine System: Regulation of Energy Metabolism and Growth. 8. The Nervous System: Electrical Signaling. 9. The Nervous System: Synaptic Transmission. 10. The Nervous System: Central Nervous System. 11. The Nervous System: Sensory Systems. 12. The Nervous System: Autonomic and Motor Systems. 13. Muscle Physiology. 14. The Cardiovascular System: Cardiac Function. 15. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels, Blood Flow and Blood Pressure. 16. The Cardiovascular System: Blood. 17. The Respiratory System: Pulmonary Ventilation. 18. The Respiratory System: Gas Exchange and Regulation of Breathing. 19. The Urinary System: Renal Function. 20. The Urinary System: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance. 21. The Gastrointestinal System. 22. The Reproductive System. 23. The Immune System. 24. The Whole Body: Integrated Physiological Responses to Exercise (and all Exercise Links).