BRS Physiology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-30
  • Publisher: LWW
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Written by well-regarded physiology professor, Linda S. Costanzo, this revised fifth edition provides an excellent physiology review for students preparing for the USMLE

Step 1. The book concisely reviews key physiology principles and includes clinical correlations to emphasize connections between physiology and clinical medicine.

You will discover:

-NEW! Full-color design, flow charts, illustrations, and tables that summarize information for convenient review

-Each chapter is written in the popular Board Review Series (BRS) outline format and features bolded key terms to streamline your study

-Over 350 USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales both electronically and in print reinforce your physiology review

-A FREE companion website offers an online E-book and an interactive question bank with all the questions from the book so you can customize your review tests!

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Cell Physiologyp. 1
Cell Membranesp. 1
Transport Across Cell Membranesp. 2
Osmosisp. 5
Diffusion Potential, Resting Membrane Potential, and Action Potentialp. 7
Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmissionp. 12
Skeletal Musclep. 16
Smooth Musclep. 20
Comparison of Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle, and Cardiac Musclep. 22
Review Testp. 23
Neurophysiologyp. 31
Autonomic Nervous Systemp. 31
Sensory Systemsp. 35
Motor Systemsp. 47
Higher Functions of the Cerebral Cortexp. 53
Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluidp. 54
Temperature Regulationp. 55
Review Testp. 57
Cardiovascular Physiologyp. 64
Circuitry of the Cardiovascular Systemp. 64
Hemodynamicsp. 64
Cardiac Electrophysiologyp. 69
Cardiac Muscle and Cardiac Outputp. 74
Cardiac Cyclep. 83
Regulation of Arterial Pressurep. 85
Microcirculation and Lymphp. 89
Special Circulationsp. 92
Integrative Functions of the Cardiovascular System: Gravity, Exercise, and Hemorrhagep. 95
Review Testp. 100
Respiratory Physiologyp. 113
Lung Volumes and Capacitiesp. 113
Mechanics of Breathingp. 115
Gas Exchangep. 122
Oxygen Transportp. 123
CO2 Transportp. 128
Pulmonary Circulationp. 129
V/Q Defectsp. 131
Control of Breathingp. 132
Integrated Responses of the Respiratory Systemp. 134
Review Testp. 136
Renal and Acid-Base Physiologyp. 144
Body Fluidsp. 144
Renal Clearance, Renal Blood Flow, and Glomerular Filtration Ratep. 148
Reabsorption and Secretionp. 152
NaCl Regulationp. 155
K+ Regulationp. 159
Renal Regulation of Urea, Phosphate, Calcium, and Magnesiump. 162
Concentration and Dilution of Urinep. 163
Renal Hormonesp. 168
Acid-Base Balancep. 168
Diureticsp. 177
Integrative Examplesp. 177
Review Testp. 180
Gastrointestinal Physiologyp. 190
Structure and Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 190
Regulatory Substances in the Gastrointestinal Tractp. 191
Gastrointestinal Motilityp. 195
Gastrointestinal Secretionp. 199
Digestion and Absorptionp. 209
Liver Physiologyp. 214
Review Testp. 216
Endocrine Physiologyp. 222
Overview of Hormonesp. 222
Cell Mechanisms and Second Messengersp. 224
Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis)p. 227
Thyroid Glandp. 232
Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medullap. 235
Endocrine Pancreas-Glucagon and Insulinp. 242
Calcium Metabolism (Parathyroid Hormone, Vitamin D, Calcitonin)p. 245
Sexual Differentiationp. 249
Male Reproductionp. 250
Female Reproductionp. 253
Review Testp. 257
Comprehensive Examinationp. 265
Indexp. 287
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Perfect medical psychology textbook March 17, 2011
Consistently good textbook, easy to read, useful information in logical order. It is not wordy for a college textbook. There is not a lot of fluff. You can probably read the entire book in just a few days with good retention. This guide gets right to the point. Reading it before class has facilitated my understanding of lectures and comprehension of the required readings. After the end of each chapter, the questions are very helpful and cover the chapter. I recommend this book as a supplement to any upper level Physiology course.
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