9780071440400

Review of Medical Physiology

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    9780071440400

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    0071440402

  • Edition: 22nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2005
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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Summary

Ideal for self-assessment and USMLE Step 1 review.Provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. Features more than 700 illustrations and a self-study section with 630 multiple choice questions.

Author Biography

William F. Ganong, MD
Jack and DeLoris Lange Professor of Physiology Emeritus
University of California
San Francisco, California

Table of Contents

SECTION I. INTRODUCTION

1. The General & Cellular Basis of Medical Physiology

SECTION II. PHYSIOLOGY OF NERVES & MUSCLE CELLS

2. Excitable Tissue: Nerve

3. Excitable Tissue: Muscle

4. Synaptic & Junctional Transmission

5. Initiation of Impulses in Sense Organs

SECTION III. FUNCTIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM

6. Reflexes

7. Cutaneous, Deep, & Visceral Sensation

8. Vision

9. Hearing & Equilibrium

10. Smell & Taste

11. Arousal Mechanisms, Sleep, & the Electrical Activity of the Brain

12. Control of Posture & Movement

13. The Autonomic Nervous System

14. Central Regulation of Visceral Function

15. Neural Basis of Instinctual Behavior & Emotions

16. “Higher Functions of the Nervous System”: Conditioned Reflexes, Learning, & Related Phenomena

SECTION IV. ENDOCRINOLOGY, METABOLISM, & REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION

17. Energy Balance, Metabolism, & Nutrition

18. The Thyroid Gland

19. Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism

20. The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex

21. Hormonal Control of Calcium Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone

22. The Pituitary Gland

23. The Gonads: Development & Function of the Reproductive System

24. Endocrine Functions of the Kidneys, Heart, & Pineal Gland

SECTION V. GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION

25. Digestion & Absorption

26. Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function

SECTION VI. CIRCULATION

27. Circulating Body Fluids

28. Origin of the Heartbeat & the Electrical Activity of the Heart

29. The Heart as a Pump

30. Dynamics of Blood & Lymph Flow

31. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms

32. Circulation Through Special Regions

33. Cardiovascular Homeostasis in Health & Disease

SECTION VII. RESPIRATION

34. Pulmonary Function

35. Gas Transport Between the Lungs & the Tissues

36. Regulation of Respiration

37. Respiratory Adjustments in Health & Disease

SECTION VIII. FORMATION AND EXCRETION OF URINE

38. Renal Function & Micturition

39. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Compositon & Volume

Appendix

Self-Study: Objectives, Essay Questions, & Multiple-Choice Questions

Answers to Quantitative & Multiple-Choice Questions

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