Principles of Human Physiology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-03-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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This carefully developed new book is appropriate for readers with varied backgrounds and learning styles. The authors incorporate numerous integrative features-such as systems integration charts and an integrative exercise physiology chapter-to help readers take what they learn on the cellular, chemical, organ, and system levels and apply it to the body as a whole. This technique weaves a relevant, concrete body systems integration theme throughout the book, helping readers to build on their knowledge. For college instructors and students.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What is Physiology?
Cell Structure and Function
Cell Metabolism
Cell Membrane Transport
Chemical Messengers and the Endocrine System
The Nervous System: Nerve Cells and Electrical Signaling
The Nervous System: Synaptic Transmission
The Nervous System: Central Nervous System
The Nervous System: Sensory Organs
The Nervous System: Autonomic and Motor Systems
Muscle Physiology
The Cardiovascular System: Cardiac Function
The Cardiovascular System: Blood, Blood Pressure, and Blood Flow
The Cardiovascular System: Regulation of Function
The Respiratory System: Breathing Mechanics
The Respiratory System: Gas Exchange and Regulation of Breathing
The Urinary System: Renal Function
The Urinary System: Regulation of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
The Digestive System
The Endocrine System: Regulation of Energy Metabolism and Growth
The Reproductive System
The Immune System
The Whole Body: Integrated Physiological Response to Exercise
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