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Physiology at a glance

Author: Jeremy P T Ward; R W A Linden
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: At a glance series.; At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Whether you are studying a physiology course as part of a degree in physiology or biomedical sciences, or are a medical student or junior doctor, this is the revision aid that you have been waiting for. Better than before, the second edition of Physiology at a Glance is in full colour with an MCQ self-assessment section, a new table of normal physiological values and updates in a number of key areas."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy P T Ward; R W A Linden
ISBN: 9781405177238 1405177233
OCLC Number: 252014712
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 158 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
1. Physiology and the genome --
2. Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins --
3. Body water compartments and physiological fluids --
4. Cells, membranes and organelles --
5. Membrane transport proteins and ion channels --
6. Biological electricity --
7. Conduction of action potentials --
8. The autonomic nervous system --
9. Blood --
10. Inflammation and immunity --
11. Principles of diffusion and flow --
Part II. Muscles --
12. Skeletal muscle and its contraction --
13. Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction --
14. Motor units, recruitment and summation --
15. Cardiac and smooth muscle --
Part III. The cardiovascular system --
16. Introduction to the cardiovascular system --
17. The heart --
18. The cardiac cycle --
19. Initiation of the heart beat and excitation-contraction coupling --
20. Control of cardiac output and Starling's law of the heart --
21. Blood vessels --
22. Control of blood pressure and blood volume --
23. The microcirculation, filtration and lymphatics --
24. Local control of blood flow and special circulations --
Part IV. The respiratory system --
25. Introduction to the respiratory system --
26. Lung mechanics --
27. Transport of gases and the gas laws --
28. Carriage of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood --
29. Control of breathing --
30. Ventilation-perfusion matching and right to left shunts --
Part V. The renal system --
31. Introduction to the renal system --
32. Renal filtration --
33. Reabsorption and secretion and the proximal tubule --
34. The loop of Henle and distal nephron --
35. Regulation of plasma osmolality and fluid volume --
Part VI. The gut and metabolism --
37. Gastrointestinal tract: overview and the mouth --
38. Oesophagus and stomach --
39. Small intestine --
40. The exocrine pancreas, liver and gallbladder --
41. Large intestine --
Part VII. Endocrinology and reproduction --
42. Endocrine control --
43. Control of metabolic fuels --
44. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland --
45. Thyroid hormones and metabolic rate --
46. Growth factors --
47. Somatic and skeletal growth --
48. Control of plasma calcium --
49. The adrenal glands and stress --
50. Endocrine control of reproduction --
51. Sexual differentiation and function --
52. Fertilization, pregnancy and parturition --
53. Lactation --
Part VIII. The sensory and motor systems --
54. Introduction to sensory systems --
55. Sensory receptors --
56. Special senses (taste and smell) --
57. Vision --
58. Hearing and balance --
59. Motor control and the cerebellum --
60. Proprioception and reflexes --
Part IX. Self assessment --
Self-assessment MCQs --
Answers to MCQs --
Appendix I. Comparison of the properties of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle --
Appendix II. Normal physiological values.
Series Title: At a glance series.; At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden.

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