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Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 13th Edition

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All of the essential information you need from the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook – right in your pocket! Dr. John E. Hall’s Pocket Companion to Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13th Edition, reflects the structure and content of the larger text, helping you recall and easily review the most essential, need-to-know concepts in physiology.

  • Efficiently review key concepts thanks to a concise, at-a-glance format.
  • Carry the same authoritative, useful knowledge that readers of Guyton have come to trust – right in your pocket.
  • Easily locate more in-depth discussions inside the parent text with abundant cross-references and a parallel chapter organization.
    • New science from the 13th edition of the text keeps you up to date.

    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. Transport of Substances Through Cell Membranes

    5. Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials

    6. Contraction of Skeletal Muscle

    7. Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: Neuromuscular Transmission and Excitation-Contraction Coupling

    8. Excitation and Contraction of Smooth Muscle

    III. The Heart

    9. Cardiac Muscle; The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves

    10. Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart

    11. The Normal Electrocardiogram

    12. Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis

    13.Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation

    IV. The Circulation

    14. Overview of the Circulation; 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 Blood Flow

    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; Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects

    24. Circulatory Shock and Its Treatment

    V. The Body Fluids and Kidneys

    25. The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Edema

    26. The Urinary System: Functional Anatomy and Urine Formation by the Kidneys

    27. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control

    28. Renal Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion

    29. Urine Concentration and Dilution; Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration

    30. Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium; Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume

    31. Acid-Base Regulation

    32. Diuretics, Kidney Diseases

    VI. Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Coagulation

    33. Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia

    34. Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation

    35. Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy

    36. Blood Types; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation

    37. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation

    VII. Respiration

    38. Pulmonary Ventilation

    39. Pulmonary Circulation, Pulmonary Edema, Pleural Fluid

    40. Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane

    41. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Blood and Tissue Fluids

    42. Regulation of Respiration

    43. Respiratory Insufficiency - Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy

    VIII. Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology

    44. Aviation, High Altitude, and Space Physiology

    45. Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions

    IV. The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology

    46. Organization of the Nervous System, Basic

    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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