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Human physiology

Author: Stuart Ira Fox
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Intended for the one-semester Human Physiology course taken by allied health and other biology students. This work introduces basic chemical and biological concepts to provide a framework needed to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Ira Fox
ISBN: 0072440821 9780072440829 0071214585 9780071214582 0072919280 9780072919288
OCLC Number: 50204126
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxv, 726 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. The study of body function --
Introduction to physiology --
Homeostasis and feedback control --
The primary tissues --
Organs and systems --
2. Chemical composition of the body --
Atoms, ions, and chemical bonds --
Carbohydrates and lipids --
Proteins --
Nucleic acids --
3. Cell structure and genetic control --
Plasma membrane and associated structures --
Cytoplasm and its organelles --
Cell nucleus and gene expression --
Protein synthesis and secretion --
DNA synthesis and cell division --
Interactions --
4. Enzymes and energy --
Enzymes as catalysts --
Control of enzyme activity --
Bioenergetics --
5. Cell respiration and metabolism --
Glycolysis and the lactic acid pathway --
Aerobic respiration --
Metabolism of lipids and proteins --
Interactions --
6. Interactions between cells and the extracellular environment --
Extracellular environment --
Diffusion and osmosis --
Carrier-mediated transport --
The membrane potential --
Cell signaling --
Interactions --
7. The nervous system : neurons and synapses --
Neurons and supporting cells --
Electrical activity in axons --
The synapse --
Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter --
Monoamines as neurotransmitters --
Other neurotransmitters --
Synaptic integration --
8. The central nervous system --
Structural organization of the brain --
Cerebrum --
Diencephalon --
Midbrain and hindbrain --
Spinal cord tracts --
Cranial and spinal nerves --
9. The autonomic nervous system --
Neural control of involuntary effectors --
Divisions of the autonomic nervous system --
Functions of the autonomic nervous system --
Interactions. 10. Sensory physiology --
Characteristics of sensory receptors --
Cutaneous sensations --
Taste and smell --
Vestibular apparatus and equilibrium --
The ears and hearing --
The eyes and vision --
Retina --
Neural processing of visual information --
Interactions --
11. Endocrine glands : secretion and action of hormones --
Endocrine glands and hormones --
Mechanisms of hormone action --
Pituitary gland --
Adrenal glands --
Thyroid and parathyroid glands --
Pancreas and other endocrine glands --
Autocrine and paracrine regulation --
Interactions --
12. Muscle : mechanisms of contraction and neural control --
Skeletal muscles --
Mechanisms of contraction --
Contractions of skeletal muscles --
Energy requirements of skeletal muscles --
Neural control of skeletal muscles --
Cardiac and smooth muscles --
Interactions --
13. Heart and circulation --
Functions and components of the circulatory system --
Composition of the blood --
Acid-base balance of the blood --
Cardiac cycle and heart sounds --
Electrical activity of the heart and the electrocardiogram --
Blood vessels --
Atherosclerosis and cardiac arrhythmias --
Lymphatic system --
14. Cardiac output, blood flow, and blood pressure --
Cardiac output --
Blood volume --
Vascular resistance to blood flow --
Blood flow to the heart and skeletal muscles --
Blood flow to the brain and skin --
Blood pressure --
Hypertension, shock, and congestive heart failure --
Interactions --
15. The immune system --
Defense mechanisms --
Functions of B lymphocytes --
Functions of T lymphocytes --
Active and passive immunity --
Tumor immunology --
Diseases caused by the immune system --
Interactions. 16. Respiratory physiology --
The respiratory system --
Physical aspects of ventilation --
Mechanics of breathing --
Gas exchange in the lungs --
Regulation of breathing --
Hemoglobin and oxygen transport --
Carbon dioxide transport and acid-base balance --
Effect of exercise and high altitude on respiratory function --
Interactions --
17. Physiology of the kidneys --
Structure and function of the kidneys --
Glomerular filtration --
Reabsorption of salt and water --
Renal plasma clearance --
Renal control of electrolyte and acid-base balance --
Clinical applications --
Interactions --
18. The digestive system --
Introduction to the digestive system --
From mouth to stomach --
Small intestine --
Large intestine --
Liver, gallbladder, and pancreas --
Neural and endocrine regulation of the digestive system --
Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins --
Interactions --
19. Regulation of metabolism --
Nutritional requirements --
Regulation of energy metabolism --
Energy regulation by the islets of Langerhans --
Diabetes mellitus and hypoglycemia --
Metabolic regulation by adrenal hormones, thyroxine, and growth hormone --
Regulation of calcium and phosphate balance --
20. Reproduction --
Sexual reproduction --
Endocrine regulation of reproduction --
Male reproductive system --
Female reproductive system --
Menstrual cycle --
Fertilization, pregnancy, and parturition --
Concluding remarks --
Interactions --
Appendix A. Solutions to clinical investigations --
Appendix B. Answers to test your knowledge of terms and facts --
Questions --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Stuart Ira Fox.
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