Principles of Human Physiology

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-06-01
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
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This carefully developed new text addresses the key challenges that instructors face in teaching students with varied backgrounds and learning styles. The authors incorporate numerous integrative featuressuch as systems integration charts and an integrative exercise physiology chapterto help students 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 students to build on their knowledge.

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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