Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition


For a comprehensive understanding of human physiology — from molecules to systems —turn to the latest edition of Medical Physiology. This updated textbook is known for its unparalleled depth of information, equipping students with a solid foundation for a future in medicine and healthcare, and providing clinical and research professionals with a reliable go-to reference. Complex concepts are presented in a clear, concise, and logically organized format to further facilitate understanding and retention.

    • Clear, didactic illustrations visually present processes in a clear, concise manner that is easy to understand.
    • Intuitive organization and consistent writing style facilitates navigation and comprehension.
    • Takes a strong molecular and cellular approach that relates these concepts to human physiology and disease.
      • An increased number of clinical correlations provides a better understanding of the practical applications of physiology in medicine.
      • Highlights new breakthroughs in molecular and cellular processes, such as the role of epigenetics, necroptosis, and ion channels in physiologic processes, to give insights into human development, growth, and disease.
      • Several new authors offer fresh perspectives in many key sections of the text, and meticulous editing makes this multi-authored resource read with one unified voice.

      I Introduction

      Chapter 1 Foundations of Physiology

      II Physiology of Cells and Molecules

      Chapter 2 Functional Organization of the Cell

      Chapter 3 Signal Transduction

      Chapter 4 Regulation of Gene Expression

      Chapter 5 Transport of Solutes and Water

      Chapter 6 Electrophysiology of the Cell Membrane

      Chapter 7 Electrical Excitability and Action Potentials

      Chapter 8 Synaptic Transmission and the Neuromuscular Junction

      Chapter 9 Cellular Physiology of Skeletal, Cardiac, and Smooth Muscle

      III The Nervous System

      Chapter 10 Organization of the Nervous System

      Chapter 11 The Neuronal Microenvironment

      Chapter 12 Physiology of Neurons

      Chapter 13 Synaptic Transmission in the Nervous System

      Chapter 14 The Autonomic Nervous System

      Chapter 15 Sensory Transduction

      Chapter 16 Circuits of the Central Nervous System

      IV The Cardiovascular System

      Chapter 17 Organization of the Cardiovascular System

      Chapter 18 Blood

      Chapter 19 Arteries and Veins

      Chapter 20 The Microcirculation

      Chapter 21 Cardiac Electrophysiology and the Electrocardiogram

      Chapter 22 The Heart As a Pump

      Chapter 23 Regulation of Arterial Pressure and Cardiac Output

      Chapter 24 Special Circulations

      Chapter 25 Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System

      V The Respiratory System

      Chapter 26 Organization of the Respiratory System

      Chapter 27 Mechanics of Ventilation

      Chapter 28 Acid-Base Physiology

      Chapter 29 Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide In the Blood

      Chapter 30 Gas Exchange in the Lung

      Chapter 31 Ventilation and Perfusion of the Lungs

      Chapter 32 Control of Ventilation

      VI The Urinary System

      Chapter 33 Organization of the Urinary System

      Chapter 34 Glomerular Filtration and Renal Blood Flow

      Chapter 35 Transport of Sodium and Chloride

      Chapter 36 Transport of Urea, Glucose, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium, and Organic Solutes

      Chapter 37 Transport of Potassium

      Chapter 38 Urine Concentration and Dilution

      Chapter 39 Transport of Acids and Bases

      Chapter 40 Integration of Salt and Water Balance

      VII The Gastrointestinal System

      Chapter 41 Organization of the Gastrointestinal System

      Chapter 42 Gastric Function

      Chapter 43 Pancreatic and Salivary Glands

      Chapter 44 Intestinal Fluid and Electrolyte Movement

      Chapter 45 Nutrient Digestion and Absorption

      Chapter 46 Hepatobiliary Function

      VIII The Endocrine System

      Chapter 47 Organization of Endocrine Control

      Chapter 48 Endocrine Regulation of Growth and Body Mass

      Chapter 49 The Thyroid Gland

      Chapter 50 The Adrenal Gland

      Chapter 51 The Endocrine Pancreas

      Chapter 52 The Parathyroid Glands and Vitamin D

      IX The Reproductive System

      Chapter 53 Sexual Differentiation

      Chapter 54 The Male Reproductive System

      Chapter 55 The Female Reproductive System

      Chapter 56 Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Lactation

      Chapter 57 Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

      X Physiology of Cells and Molecules

      Chapter 58 Metabolism

      Chapter 59 Regulation of Body Temperature

      Chapter 60 Exercise Physiology and Sports Science

      Chapter 61 Environmental Physiology

      Chapter 62 The Physiology of Aging

      Walter F. Boron, MD, PhD, Professor, David N and Inez Myers/Antonio Scarpa Chairman, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and Emile L. Boulpaep, MD, Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


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