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Netter's Essential Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
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Netter's Essential Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

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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.
    • 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.

    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

    Answers

    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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