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Textbook of Medical Physiology

Textbook of Medical Physiology - 11th edition

ISBN13: 978-0721602400

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Textbook of Medical Physiology - 11TH 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0721602400

Arthur C. Guyton and John E. Hall

ISBN13: 978-0721602400
ISBN10: 0721602401
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Edition/Copyright: 11TH 06
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.

Published: 2006
International: No

Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition--presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material. The smart way to study! Elsevier titles with STUDENT CONSULT will help you master difficult concepts and study more efficiently in print and online! Perform rapid searches. Integrate bonus content from other disciplines. Download text to your handheld device. And a lot more. Each STUDENT CONSULT title comes with full text online, a unique image library, case studies, USMLE style questions, and online note-taking to enhance your learning experience.

  • Presents short, easy-to-read chapters in keeping with the Guyton and Hall tradition.
  • Provides shaded summary tables for easy reference.
  • Includes clinical vignettes, which allow readers to see core concepts applied to real-life situations.
  • Offers specific discussions of pathophysiology in most clinical areas of medicine.
  • Ensures a strong grasp of physiology concepts through well-illustrated discussions of the most essential principles.

Table of Contents

Unit I Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology

Functional Organization of the Human Body and Control of the "Internal Environment"
The Cell and Its Function
Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, Cell Function, and Cell Reproduction

Unit II Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle

Transport of Substances Through the Cell Membrane
Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials
Contraction of Skeletal Muscle
Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: A. Neuromuscular Transmission and B. Excitation-Contraction Coupling
Contraction and Excitation of Smooth Muscle

Unit III The Heart

Heart Muscle; The Heart as a Pump
Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart
The Normal Electrocardiogram
Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis
Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation

Unit IV The Circulation

Overview of the Circulation; Medical Physics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance
Vascular Distensibility, and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems
The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow
Local Control of Blood Flow by the Tissues; and Humoral Regulation
Nervous Regulation of the Circulation, and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure
Dominant Role of the Kidney in Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Pressure Control
Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation
Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease
Cardiac Failure
Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Dynamics of Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects
Circulatory Shock and Physiology of Its Treatment

Unit V The Kidneys and Body Fluids

The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Interstitial Fluid and Edema
Urine Formation by the Kidneys: I. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control
Urine Formation by the Kidneys: II. Tubular Processing of the Glomerular Filtrate
Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration
Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume; and Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium
Regulation of Acid-Base Balance
Micturition, Diuretics, and Kidney Diseases

Unit VI Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Clotting

Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia
Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation
Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy
Blood Groups; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation
Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation

Unit VII Respiration

Pulmonary Ventilation
Pulmonary Circulation; Pulmonary Edema; Pleural Fluid
Physical Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane
Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood and Body Fluids
Regulation of Respiration
Respiratory Insufficiency - Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy

Unit VIII Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology

Aviation, High-Altitude, and Space Physiology
Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions

Unit IX The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology

Organization of the Nervous System; Basic Functions of Synapses and Transmitter Substances
Sensory Receptors; Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information
Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization; the Tactile and Position Senses
Somatic Sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations

Unit X The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses

The Eye: I. Optics of Vision
The Eye: II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina
The Eye: III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision
The Sense of Hearing
The Chemical Senses - Taste and Smell

Unit XI The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology

Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; The Cord Reflexes
Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function
The Cerebellum, the Basal Ganglia, and Overall Motor Control
The Cerebral Cortex; Intellectual Functions of the Brain; and Learning and Memory
Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain - The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus
States of Brain Activity - Sleep; Brain Waves; Epilepsy; Psychoses
The Autonomic Nervous System; and the Adrenal Medulla
Cerebral Blood Flow; the Cerebrospinal Fluid; and Brain Metabolism

Unit XII Gastrointestinal Physiology

General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function - Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation
Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract
Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract
Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract
Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders

Unit XIII Metabolism and Temperature Regulation

Metabolism of Carbohydrates, and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate
Lipid Metabolism
Protein Metabolism
The Liver as an Organ
Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals
Energetics and Metabolic Rate
Body Temperature, Temperature Regulation, and Fever

Unit XIV Endocrinology and Reproduction

Introduction to Endocrinology
The Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypothalamus
The Thyroid Metabolic Hormones
The Adrenocortical Hormones
Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus
Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth
Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland)
Female Physiology Before Pregnancy; and the Female Hormones
Pregnancy and Lactation
Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Unit XV Sports Physiology

Sports Physiology


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