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Physiology at a glance

Author: Jeremy P T Ward; Robert W Clarke, Ph.D.; R W A Linden
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Physiology at a Glance provides an accessible and concise introduction to physiology. It covers the core knowledge required by all students on any biomedical or medical programme that contains a physiology component, including medicine and nursing." "The book follows the easy-to-use At a Glance format of double-page spreads composed of clear, memorable diagrams that support accompanying key facts and essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy P T Ward; Robert W Clarke, Ph.D.; R W A Linden
ISBN: 1405113286 9781405113281
OCLC Number: 55494907
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Physiology and the genome --
Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins --
Body water compartments and physiological fluids --
Cells, membranes and organelles --
Membrane transport proteins and ion channels --
Biological electricity --
Conduction of action potentials --
The autonomic nervous system --
Blood --
Inflammation and immunity --
Principles of diffusion and flow --
Introduction to the cardiovascular system --
The heart --
The cardiac cycle --
Initiation of the heart beat and excitation-contraction coupling --
Control of cardiac output and Starling's law of the heart --
Blood vessels --
Control of blood pressure and blood volume --
The microcirculation, filtration and lymphatics --
Local control of blood flow and special circulations --
Introduction to the respiratory system --
Lung mechanics --
Transport of gases and the gas laws --
Carriage of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood --
Control of breathing --
Ventilation-perfusion matching and right to left shunts. Introduction to the renal system --
Renal filtration --
Reabsorption and secretion and the proximal tubule --
The loop of henle and distal nephron --
Regulation of plasma osmolality and fluid volume --
Control of acid-base --
Gastrointestinal tract: overview and the mouth --
Oesophagus and stomach --
Small intestine --
The exocrine pancreas, liver and gallbladder --
Large intestine --
Endocrine control --
Control of metabolic fuels --
The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland --
Thyroid hormones and metabolic rate --
Growth factors --
Somatic and skeletal growth --
Control of plasma calcium --
The adrenal glands and stress --
Endocrine control of reproduction --
Sexual differentiation and function --
Fertilization, pregnancy and parturition --
Lactation --
Skeletal muscle and its contraction --
Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction --
Motor units, recruitment and summation --
Cardiac and smooth muscle --
Introduction to sensory systems --
Sensory receptors --
Special senses (taste and smell) --
Vision --
Hearing and balance --
Motor control and the cerebellum --
Proprioception and reflexes.
Series Title: At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Jeremy P.T. Ward, Robert W. Clarke, Roger W.A. Linden.

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A useful resource for students, junior doctors and anyone following introductory physiology courses, this book provides an introduction to Physiology. Its content are organised around body systems.  Read more...

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