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Human Physiology : The Mechanisms of Body Function, Text Only

Human Physiology : The Mechanisms of Body Function, Text Only - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0070670655

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Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.
Published: 1998
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Human Physiology : The Mechanisms of Body Function, Text Only - 7TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070670655

Arthur J. Vander, James H. Sherman and Dorothy S. Luciano

ISBN13: 978-0070670655
ISBN10: 007067065X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 7TH 98
Publisher: W.C.Brown Pub.Co.

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

A human physiology text designed to teach the functions of the human body from a mechanistic approach, stressing homeostasis and control systems.

New content. Chapter 5 has new and updated information on the Human Genome Project, transcription factors, growth factors, and genetic engineering (such as cloning).

Updated content on exercise physiology. Chapter 14 contains updated and new content on topics of exercise physiology such as cardiovascular control in isometric exercise, arterial baroreceptors, and exercise and coronary artery disease.

Table of Contents

1 A Framework for Human Physiology

Part One · Basic Cell Functions

2 Chemical Composition of the Body
3 Cell Structure
4 Protein Activity and Cellular Metabolism
5 Genetic Information and Protein
6 Movement of Molecules Across Cell Membranes

Part Two · Biological Control Systems

7 Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
8 Neural Control Mechanisms
9 The Sensory Systems
10 Principles of Hormonal Control Systems
11 Muscle
12 Control of Body Movement
13 Consciousness and Behavior

Part Three · Coordinated Body Functions

14 Circulation
15 Respiration
16 The Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic Ions
17 The Digestion and Absorption of Food
18 Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth, and Energy Balance
19 Reproduction
20 Defense Mechanisms of the Body

Appendixes

A. Answers to Thought Questions
B. Glossary
C. English and Metric Units
D. Electrophysiology Equations
E. Outline of Exercise Physiology
F. Index of Clinical Applications in the Text
G. Suggested Readings

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