Textbook of Medical Physiology

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
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This is a comprehensive yet concise edition geared toward medical and dental students enrolled in physiology courses. The textbook also serves as a review resource for physiology instructors. It offers specific discussions of pathophysiology in most clinical areas of medicine.

Table of Contents

Functional organization of the human body and control of the "internal environment"p. 3
The cell and its functionsp. 11
Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproductionp. 27
Transport of substances through the cell membranep. 45
Membrane potentials and action potentialsp. 57
Contraction of skeletal musclep. 72
Excitation of skeletal muscle : neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction couplingp. 85
Contraction and excitation of smooth musclep. 92
Heart muscle; the heart as a pump and function of the heart valvesp. 103
Rhythmical excitation of the heartp. 116
The normal electrocardiogramp. 123
Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardiac muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities : vectorial analysisp. 131
Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretationp. 147
Overview of the circulation; medical physics of pressure, flow, and resistancep. 161
Vascular distensibility and functions of the arterial and venous systemsp. 171
The microcirculation and the lymphatic system : capillary fluid exchange, interstitial fluid, and lymph flowp. 181
Local and humoral control of blood flow by the tissuesp. 195
Nervous regulation of the circulation, and rapid control of arterial pressurep. 204
Dominant role of the kidney in long-term regulation of arterial pressure and in hypertension : the integrated system for pressure controlp. 216
Cardiac output, venous return, and their regulationp. 232
Muscle blood flow and cardiac output during exercise; the coronary circulation and ischemic heart diseasep. 246
Cardiac failurep. 258
Heart valves and heart sounds; dynamics of valvular and congenital heart defectsp. 269
Circulatory shock and physiology of its treatmentp. 278
The body fluid compartments : extracellular and intracellular fluids; interstitial fluid and edemap. 291
Urine formation by the kidneys : I. glomerular filtration, renal blood flow, and their controlp. 307
Urine formation by the kidneys : II. tubular processing of the glomerular filtratep. 327
Regulation of extracellular fluid osmolarity and sodium concentrationp. 348
Renal regulation of potassium, calcium, phosphate, and magnesium; integration of renal mechanisms for control of blood volume and extracellular fluid volumep. 365
Regulation of acid-base balancep. 383
Kidney diseases and diureticsp. 402
Red blood cells, anemia, and polycythemiap. 419
Resistance of the body to infection : I. leukocytes, granulocytes, the monocyte-macrophage system, and inflammationp. 429
Resistance of the body to infection : II. immunity and allergyp. 439
Blood types; transfusion; tissue and organ transplantationp. 451
Hemostasis and blood coagulationp. 457
Pulmonary ventilationp. 471
Pulmonary circulation, pulmonary edema, pleural fluidp. 483
Physical principles of gas exchange; diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the respiratory membranep. 491
Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood and tissue fluidsp. 502
Regulation of respirationp. 514
Respiratory insufficiency - pathophysiology, diagnosis, oxygen therapyp. 524
Aviation, high-altitude, and space physiologyp. 537
Physiology of deep-sea diving and other hyperbaric conditionsp. 545
Organization of the nervous system, basic functions of synapses, "transmitter substances"p. 555
Sensory receptors, neuronal circuits for processing informationp. 572
Somatic sensations : I. general organization, the tactile and position sensesp. 585
Somatic sensations : II. pain, headache, and thermal sensationsp. 598
The eye : I. optics of visionp. 613
The eye : II. receptor and neural function of the retinap. 626
The eye : III. central neurophysiology of visionp. 640
The sense of hearingp. 651
The chemical senses - taste and smellp. 663
Motor functions of the spinal cord; the cord reflexesp. 673
Cortical and brain stem control of motor functionp. 685
Contributions of the cerebellum and basal ganglia to overall motor controlp. 698
Cerebral cortex, intellectual functions of the brain, learning and memoryp. 714
Behavioral and motivational mechanisms of the brain - the limbic system and the hypothalamusp. 728
States of brain activity - sleep, brain waves, epilepsy, psychosesp. 739
The autonomic nervous system and the adrenal medullap. 748
Cerebral blood flow, cerebrospinal fluid, and brain metabolismp. 761
General principles of gastrointestinal function - motility, nervous control, and blood circulationp. 771
Propulsion and mixing of food in the alimentary tractp. 781
Secretory functions of the alimentary tractp. 791
Digestion and absorption in the gastrointestinal tractp. 808
Physiology of gastrointestinal disordersp. 819
Metabolism of carbohydrates, and formation of adenosine triphosphatep. 829
Lipid metabolismp. 840
Protein metabolismp. 852
The liver as an organp. 859
Dietary balances; regulation of feeding; obesity and starvation; vitamins and mineralsp. 865
Energetics and metabolic ratep. 881
Body temperature, temperature regulation, and feverp. 889
Introduction to endocrinologyp. 905
Pituitary hormones and their control by the hypothalamusp. 918
Thyroid metabolic hormonesp. 931
Adrenocortical hormonesp. 944
Insulin, glucagon, and diabetes mellitusp. 961
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