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Here's a succinct, up-to-date summary of the physiological processes that take place in the human body, written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Derived from Berne et al.'s more lengthy text, Physiology, 5th Edition, it concisely and efficiently covers all of the most need-to-know concepts in the field. Updates include discussions of how the most recent findings in molecular biology and genetics affect our knowledge of physiology. A wealth of case examples, full-color artwork, review questions with answers, and boxes, tables, and graphs help readers to easily and thoroughly master the material.

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  • Provides shaded "clinical boxes" to demonstrate abstract concepts' relevance to human physiological phenomena.
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    I. Cell Physiology
    Howard C. Kutchai

    1. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water

    2. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials

    3. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials

    4. Synaptic Transmission

    5. Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal-Transduction Pathways

    II. Nervous System
    William D. Willis, Jr.

    6. Cellular Organization

    7. General Sensory System

    8. Special Senses

    9. Motor System

    10. Autonomic Nervous System and Its Control

    11. Higher Functions of the Nervous System

    III. Muscle
    James Watras

    12. Skeletal Muscle

    13. Cardiac Muscle

    14. Smooth Muscle

    IV. Cardiovascular System
    Matthew N. Levy and Achilles Pappano

    15. Overview of the Circulation, Blood, and Hemostasis

    16. Electrical Activity of the Heart

    17. Natural Excitation of the Heart

    18. Cardiac Pump

    19. Regulation of the Heartbeat

    20. Hemodynamics

    21. Arterial System

    22. Microcirculation and Lymphatics

    23. Peripheral Circulation and Its Control

    24. Control of Cardiac Output. Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels

    25. Special Circulations

    26. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in Control of the Circulation

    V. Respiratory System
    Michelle M. Cloutier and Roger S. Thrall

    27. Overview of the Respiratory System

    28. Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall

    29. Ventilation, Perfusion, and Their Relationship

    30. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport

    31. Control of Respiration

    32. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

    VI. Digestive System
    Howard C. Kutchai

    33. Motility of the Gastrointestinal Tract

    34. Gastrointestinal Secretions

    35. Digestion and Absorption

    VII. Renal System
    Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton

    36. Elements of Renal Function

    37. Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron. Tubular Function

    38. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Extracellular Fluid Volume

    39. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis

    40. Role of the Kidneys in Acid-Base Balance

    VIII. Endocrine System
    Saul M. Genuth

    41. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology

    42. Whole-Body Metabolism

    43. Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets

    44. Endocrine Regulation of the Metabolism of Calcium and Phosphate

    45. Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

    46. Thyroid Gland

    47. Adrenal Cortex

    48. Adrenal Medulla

    49. Overview of Reproductive Function

    50. Male Reproduction

    51. Female Reproduction

    Answers to Case Studies

    Matthew N. Levy, MD, Professor Emeritus, Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Andrew C. Vail Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology, Director of the Lung Biology Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
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