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Physiology at a glance

Author: Jeremy Ward; Robert J Clarke; R W A Linden
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: At a glance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Ward; Robert J Clarke; R W A Linden
ISBN: 1405113286 9781405113281
OCLC Number: 60416735
Description: 136 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Part 1: Introduction 1. Physiology and the genome 2. Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins 3. Body water compartments and the physiological fluids 4. Cells, membranes and organelles 5. Membrane transport proteins and ion channels 6. Biological electricity 7. Conduction of action potentials 8. The autonomic nervous system 9. Blood 10. Inflammation and immunity 11. Principles of diffusion and flow Part 2: The cardiovascular system 12. Introduction to the cardiovascular system 13. The Heart 14. The cardiac cycle 15. Initiation of the heart beat and excitation-contraction coupling 16. Control of cardiac output and Starling's law of the heart 17. Blood vessels 18. Control of blood pressure and blood volume 19. The microcirculation, filtration and lymphatics 20. Local control of blood flow and special ciruculations Part 3: The respiratory system 21. Introduction to the respiratory system 22. Lung mechanics 23. Transport of gases and the gas laws 24. Carriage of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood 25. Control of breathing 26. Ventilation-perfusion matching and right to left shunts Part 4: The renal system 27. Introduction to the renal system 28. Renal filtration 29. Reabsorption and secretion and the proximal tubule 30. The loop of Henle and distal nephrons 31. Regulation of plasma osmolality and fluid volume 32. Control of acid-base Part 5: The gut and metabolism 33. Gastrointestinal tract: overview and the mouth 34. Oesophagus and stomach 35. Small intestine 36. The exocrine pancreas, liver and gallbladder 37. Large intestine Part 6: Endocrinology and reproduction 38. Endocrine control 39. Control of metabolic fuels 40. The hypothalamus and the pituitary gland 41. Thyroid hormones and metabolic rate 42. Growth factors 43. Somatic and skeletal growth 44. Control of plasma calcium 45. The adrenal glands and stress 46. Endocrine control of reproduction 47. Sexual differentiation and function 48. Fertilization, pregnancy and parturition 49. Lactation Part 7: The musculoskeletal system 50. Skeletal muscle and its contraction 51. Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction 52. Motor units, recruitment and summation 53. Cardiac and smooth muscle Part 8: The sensory and motor systems 54. Introduction to sensory systems 55. Sensory receptors 56. Special senses (taste and smell) 57. Vision 58. Hearing and balance 59. Motor control and the cerebellum 60. Proprioception and reflexes Appendix Index
Series Title: At a glance series.
Responsibility: Jeremy Ward, Robert J. Clarke & Roger W.A. Linden.

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