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Human physiology : the basis of medicine

Author: Gillian Pocock; Christopher D Richards
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford core texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The new edition has been significantly revised to include an expanded problem section at the end of each chapter with more quantitative examples and some clinical problems where appropriate. The clinical physiology chapter is now broken into several short chapters.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Pocock; Christopher D Richards
ISBN: 0198568789 9780198568780
OCLC Number: 64107074
Description: xiii, 638 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Contents: 1. What is physiology? --
2. The chemical constitution of the body --
3. Introducing cells --
4. The transport functions of the plasma membrane --
5. Principles of cell signaling --
6. Nerve cells and their connections --
7. Muscle --
8. Sensory systems --
9. The physiology of motor systems --
10. The autonomic nervous system --
11. Some aspects of higher nervous function --
12. The hormonal regulation of the body --
13. The properties of blood --
14. Defense against infection : inflammation and immunity --
15. The heart and circulation --
16. The respiratory system --
17. The kidney and the regulation of the internal environment --
18. The digestive system --
19. The nutritional needs of the body --
20. The physiology of the male and female reproductive systems --
21. Fertilization, pregnancy, and lactation --
22. Fetal and neonatal physiology --
23. The control of growth --
24. Energy balance and the control of metabolic rate --
25. The physiology of exercise --
26. The regulation of body temperature --
27. The regulation of plasma glucose --
28. The regulation of body fluid volume --
29. Acid-base balance --
30. The physiology of high altitude and diving --
31. Clinical physiology --
App. Resuscitation following cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Series Title: Oxford medical publications.; Oxford core texts.
Responsibility: Gillian Pocock and Christopher D. Richards.
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Useful for preclinical medical students and to those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. This text contains material on osmolarity, osmotic pressure  Read more...

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