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Review of medical physiology

Author: William F Ganong
Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Medical, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 22nd edView all editions and formats
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Ideal for self-assessment and USMLE Step 1 review, this book provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. Features more than 700 illustrations and a self-study section with 630 multiple choice questions.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William F Ganong
ISBN: 0071440402 9780071440400
OCLC Number: 57638577
Notes: Previous edition: 2003.
Description: xii, 912 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The general & cellular basis of medical physiology --
Excitable tissue: nerve --
Excitable tissue: muscle --
Synaptic & junctional transmission --
Initiation of impulses in sense organs --
Reflexes --
Cutaneous, deep & visceral sensation --
Vision --
Hearing & equilibrium --
Smell & taste --
Alert behavior, sleep, & the electrical activity of the brain --
Control of posture & movement --
The autonomic nervous system --
Central regulation of visceral function --
Neural basis of instinctual behavior & emotions --
"Higher functions of the nervous system": conditioned reflexes, learning, & related phenomena --Energy balance, metabolism, & nutrition --
The thyroid gland --
Endocrine functions of the pancreas & regulation of carbohydrate metabolism --
The adrenal medulla & adrenal cortex --
Hormonal control of calcium metabolism & the physiology of bone --
The pituitary gland --
The gonads: development & function of the reproductive system --
Endocrine functions of the kidneys, heart, & pineal gland --
Digestion & absorption --
Regulation of gastrointestinal function --
Circulation body fluids --
Origin of the heartbeat & the electrical activity of the heart --
The heart as a pump --
Dynamics of blood & lymph flow --
Cardiovascular regulatory mechanisms --
Circulation through special regions --
Cardiovascular homeostasis in health & disease --
Pulmonary function --
Gas transport between the lungs & the tissues --
Regualtion of respiration --
Respiratory adjustments in health & disease --
Renal function & micturition --
Regulation of extracellular fluid composition & volume.
Responsibility: William F. Ganong.

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Ideal for self-assessment and USMLE Step 1 review, this book provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. Features more than 700 illustrations and a self-study section with 630 multiple choice questions.

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