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Physiology by Numbers : an Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking.

Author: Richard Francis Burton, Sir
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Physiology is a subject full of values: ion concentrations, cardiac output etc. In order to understand physiological concepts properly the student (and teacher) needs to think quantitatively. This book encourages the reader to do just that. For undergraduate and graduate physiologists everywhere.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Francis Burton, Sir
ISBN: 9780511049637 0511049633
OCLC Number: 437250459
Description: 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION; PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION; HOW TO USE THIS BOOK; 1 Introduction to physiological calculation: approximation and units; 2 Quantifying the body: interrelationships amongst 'representative' or 'textbook' quantities; 3 Energy and metabolism; 4 The cardiovascular system; 5 Respiration; 6 Renal function; 7 Body fluids; 8 Acid-base balance; 9 Nerve and muscle; Appendix A Some useful quantities; Appendix B Exponents and logarithms; REFERENCES; NOTES AND ANSWERS; INDEX.

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Physiology is a subject full of values: ion concentrations, cardiac output etc. In order to understand physiological concepts properly the student (and teacher) needs to think quantitatively. This book encourages the reader to do just that. For undergraduate and graduate physiologists everywhere.

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