Human Physiology

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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Human Physiology is intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course often taken by allied health and other biology students. The beginning chapters introduce basic chemical and biological concepts to provide students with the framework they need to comprehend physiological principles. The chapters that follow promote conceptual understanding rather than rote memorization of facts. Health applications are included throughout to heighten interest, deepen understanding of physiological concepts, and help students relate the material to their individual career goals. Every effort has been made to help students integrate related concepts, and understand the relationships between anatomical structures and their functions.

Table of Contents

1 The Study of Body Function

2 Chemical Composition of the Body

3 Cell Structure and Genetic Control

4 Enzymes and Energy

5 Cell Respiration and Metabolism

6 Interactions Between Cells and the Extracellular Environment

7 The Nervous System: Neurons and Synapses

8 The Central Nervous System

9 The Autonomic Nervous System

10 Sensory Physiology

11 Endocrine Glands: Secretion and Action of Hormones

12 Muscle: Mechanisms of Contraction and Neural Control

13 Heart and Circulation

14 Cardio Output, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure

15 the Immune System

16 Respiratory Physiology

17 Physiology of the Kidneys

18 The Digestive System

19 Regulation of Metabolism

20 Reproduction

Appendix A Solutions to Clinical Investigations

Appendix B Answers to Test Your Knowledge of Terms and Facts Questions

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