Netter's Essential Physiology, 2nd Edition

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Netter's Essential Physiology, 2nd Edition


Grasp key concepts quickly with the visual, concise, and clinical approach to physiology found in this second edition of Netter’s Essential Physiology. Lucid prose combines with classic Netter art, clinical correlations, "light bulb" side notes, end-of-chapter questions, and brand-new videos to ensure a complete understanding of these complex concepts. Logically written and highly readable, it's ideal for a basic understanding of physiology, as an overview of the subject, or as a supplement to lectures.

You may also be interested in: Netter’s Physiology Flash Cards: ISBN 978-0-323-35954-2, the companion flash cards to this book.

    • Beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject.
    • Self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter serve to expedite study.
      • Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, 8 animations, and new video tutorials. You'll also be able to test your knowledge with additional multiple-choice questions.
      • A brand-new chapter on blood provides increased coverage of immunology.
      • Additional "light bulb" boxes highlight interesting memorable details or examples providing enhanced context.
      • A greater number of clinical correlations integrate pathophysiology into the content.
      • New video tutorials explain difficult concepts and help to reinforce comprehension of the material.

      Section 1: Cell Physiology, Fluid Homeostasis, and Membrane Transport

      1. The Cell and Fluid Homeostasis

      2. Membrane Transport

      Section 1 Review Questions

      Section 2: The Nervous System and Muscle

      3.Nerve and Muscle Physiology

      4. Organization and General Functions of the Nervous System

      5. Sensory Physiology

      6. The Somatic Motor System

      7. The Autonomic Nervous System

      Section 2 Review Questions

      Section 3: Cardiovascular Physiology

      8. The Blood

      9. Overview of the Heart and Circulation

      10. Cardiac Electrophysiology

      11. Flow, Pressure, and Resistance

      12. The Cardiac Pump

      13. The Peripheral Circulation

      Section 3 Review Questions

      Section 4: Respiratory Physiology

      14. Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion and Diffusion of Gases

      15. The Mechanics of Breathing

      16. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Control of Respiration

      Section 4 Review Questions

      Section 5: Renal Physiology

      17. Overview, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance

      18. Renal Transport Processes

      19. Urine Concentration and Dilution Mechanisms

      20. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Osmolarity

      21. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance by the Kidneys

      Section 5 Review Questions

      Section 6: Gastrointestinal Tract

      23.Motility Through the Gastrointestinal Tract

      24. Gastrointestinal Secretions

      25. Hepatobiliary Function

      26. Digestion and Absorption

      Section 6 Review Questions

      Section 7: Endocrine Physiology

      27. General Principles of Endocrinology and Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones

      28. Thyroid Hormones

      29. Adrenal Hormones

      30. The Endocrine Pancreas

      31. Calcium-Regulating Hormones

      32. Hormones of the Reproductive System

      Section 7 Review Questions


      Susan Mulroney, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology, Director, Special Master's Program, Georgetown University Medical Center and Adam Myers, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology, Associate Dean and Vice President for Special Graduate Programs, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC


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