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Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 12th Edition
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Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 12th Edition

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The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, and accessible online at studentconsult.com, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge.

  • Learn and remember vital concepts easily thanks to short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design.

  • See core concepts applied to real-life situations with clinical vignettes throughout the text.
  • Discover the newest in physiology with updates that reflect the latest advances in molecular biology, cardiovascular, neurophysiology and gastrointestinal topics.

    • Visualize physiologic principles clearly with over 1000 bold, full-color drawings and diagrams.

      • Distinguish core concepts from more in-depth material with a layout that uses gray shading to clearly differentiate between "need-to-know" and "nice-to-know" information.

      • Access the complete contents online at studentconsult.com along with bonus resources such as image banks, self-assessment questions, physiology animations and more!

      I. Introduction to physiology: the cell and general physiology

      1. Functional organization of the human body and control of the 'internal environment

      2. The cell and its functions

      3. Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction

      II. Membrane physiology, nerve, and muscle

      4. The DNA code in the cell nucleus is transferred to an RNA code in the cell cytoplasm -- the process of transcription

      5. Membrane potentials and action potentials

      6. Contraction of skeletal muscle

      7. Excitation of skeletal muscle: neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling

      8. Contraction and excitation of smooth muscle

      III The heart

      9. Cardiac muscle: the heart as a pump and function of the heart muscles

      10. Rhythmical excitatory and conductive system of the heart

      11. The normal electrocardiogram

      12. Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardicac muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities: ventricle analysis

      13.Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation

      IV. The circulation

      14. Overview of the circulation; medical biophysics of pressure, flow, and resistance

      15. Vascular distensibility and functions of the arterial and venous systems

      16. The microcirculation and lymphatic system: capillary fluid exchange, interstitial fluid, and lymph flow

      17. Local and humoral control of tissue flow by the tissues

      18. Nervous regulation of the circulation, and rapid control of arterial pressure

      19. Role of the kidneys in long-term control of arterial pressure and in hypertension: the integrated system for aterial pressure regulation

      20. Cardiac output, venous return, and their regulation

      21. Muscle blood flow and cardiac output during exercise; the coronary circulation and ischemic heart disease

      22. Cardiac failure

      23. Heart valves and heart sounds; dynamics of valvular and congenital heart defects

      24. Circulatory shock and physiology of its treatment

      V. The body fluids and kidneys

      25. The body fluids compartments: extracellular and intracellular fluids; intersitial fluid and edema

      26. Urine formation by the kidneys: I. Glomerular filtration, renal blood flow, and their control

      27. Urine formation by the kidneys: II. Tubular reabsorption and secretion

      28. Urine concentration and dilution; regulation of extracellular fluid osmolarity and sodium concentration

      29. Renal regulation of potassium, calcium, phosphate, and magnesium; integration of renal mechanisms for control of blood volume and extracellular fluid volume

      30. Acid-base regulation

      31. Diuretics and kidney diseases

      VI. Blood cells, immunity, and blood coagulation

      32. Red blood cells, anemia, and polycythemia

      33. Resistance of the body to infection: I. Leukocytes, granulocytes, the monocyte-macrophage system, and inflammation

      34. Resistance of the body to infection: II. Immunity and allergy

      35. Blood types; transfusion; tissue and organ transplantation

      36. Hemostasis and blood coagulation

      VII. Respiration

      37. Pulmonary ventilation

      38. Pulmonary circulation, pulmonary edema, pleural fluid

      39. Physical principles of gas exchange; diffusion of oxygen and carbon dioxide through the respiratory membrane

      40. Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in blood and tissue fluids

      41. Regulation of respiration

      42. Respiratory insufficiency - pathophysiology, diagnosis, oxygen therapy

      VIII. Aviation, space, and deep-sea diving physiology

      43. Aviation, high-altitude, and space physiology

      44. Physiology of deep-sea diving and other hyperbaric conditions

      IV. T

      John E. Hall, PhD, Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi

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