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 iso
metric exercise, arterial baroreceptors, and exercise and coronary artery disease.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:7TH 98 Cover: Publisher:W.C.Brown Pub.Co. Year Published: 1998 International: No
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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
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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