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Human physiology : the mechanism of body function

Author: Arthur J Vander; James H Sherman; Dorothy S Luciano
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : WCB McGraw-Hill, ©1998.
Series: McGraw-Hill's college custom series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
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This edition has been extensively updated with new genetics information, including such areas as the Human Genome Project, transcription factors and gene cloning. An increased number of summary tables help students review key concepts.
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Vander, Arthur J., 1933-
Human physiology.
Boston, Mass. : WCB McGraw-Hill, ©1998
(OCoLC)606925958
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur J Vander; James H Sherman; Dorothy S Luciano
ISBN: 007067065X 9780070670655 0072290161 9780072290165 0071156240 9780071156240
OCLC Number: 37410525
Description: xxviii, 818 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 2 computer optical discs (4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Framework for human physiology --
Basic cell functions --
Chemical composition of the body --
Cell structure --
Protein activity and cellular metabolism --
Genetic information and protein synthesis --
Movement of molecules across cell membranes --
Biological control systems --
Homeostatic mechanisms and cellular communication --
Neural control mechanisms --
Sensory systems --
Principles of hormonal control systems --
Muscle --
Control of body movement --
Consciousness and behavior --
Coordinated body functions --
Circulation --
Respiration --
Kidneys and regulation of water and inorganic ions --
Digestion and absorption of food --
Regulation of organic metabolism, growth, and energy balance --
Reproduction --
Defense mechanisms of the body.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill's college custom series.
Responsibility: Arthur Vander, James Sherman, Dorothy Luciano.

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The new edition of this physiology text has been written to teach the functions of the human body from a mechanistic approach, and it stresses homeostatic and control systems.  Read more...

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