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Human physiology : the basis of medicine

Author: Gillian Pocock; Christopher D Richards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford core texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The new edition of Human Physiology - an Oxford Core Text continues to meet the needs of medical students and is also of value to those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. It adopts a student-friendly style with an emphasis on clarity, explanation, and understanding complemented by full-colour illustrations. The book has a hierarchical organization, beginning with  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Pocock; Christopher D Richards
ISBN: 0198585268 9780198585268 0198585276 9780198585275
OCLC Number: 53192607
Description: xviii, 714 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Foreword / M. de Burgh Daly --
What is physiology? --
The chemical constitution of the body --
Introducing cells --
The transport functions of the plasma membrane --
Principles of cell signaling --
Nerve cells and their connections --
Muscle --
Sensory systems --
The physiology of motor systems --
The autonomic nervous system --
Some aspects of higher nervous function --
The hormonal regulation of the body --
The properties of blood --
Defense against infection: inflammation and immunity --
The heart and circulation --
The respiratory system --
The kidney and the regulation of the internal environment --
The digestive system --
The nutritional needs of the body --
The physiology of the male and female reproductive systems --
Fertilization, pregnancy and lactation --
Fetal and neonatal physiology --
The control of growth --
Energy balance and the control of metabolic rate --
The physiology of exercise --
The regulation of body temperature --
The regulation of plasma glucose --
The regulation of body fluid volume --
Acid-base balance --
The physiology of high altitude and diving --
Clinical physiology --
Resuscitation following cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford core texts.
Responsibility: Gillian Pocock and Christopher D. Richards, with a foreword by M. de Burgh Daly.
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This text is designed to meet the needs of junior medical students and also those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. It adopts a student-friendly  Read more...

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