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cover image - Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,13th Edition
ISBN: 9780323389570
Page Count: 1168
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $98.99

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 13th Edition

by John E. Hall, PhD

Elsevier eBook on VitalSource

cover image - Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,13th Edition
ISBN: 9780323389570
Page Count: 1168
Imprint: Saunders
List Price: $98.99
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The 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook. Unlike other textbooks on this topic, this clear and comprehensive guide has a consistent, single-author voice and focuses on the content most relevant to clinical and pre-clinical students. The detailed but lucid text is complemented by didactic illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology.

      • Larger font size emphasizes core information around how the body must maintain homeostasis in order to remain healthy, while supporting information and examples are detailed in smaller font and highlighted in pale blue.
      • Summary figures and tables help quickly convey key processes covered in the text.
      • Bold full-color drawings and diagrams.
      • Short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design.
    • Brand-new quick-reference chart of normal lab values on the inside back cover.
    • Increased number of figures, clinical correlations, and cellular and molecular mechanisms important for clinical medicine.
    • [No electronic ancillaries come with this version.]

  • 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 Functions of Synapses, and Neurotransmitters

    47. Sensory Receptors, Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information

    48. Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization, the Tactile and Position Senses

    49. Somatic sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations

    X. The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses

    50. The Eye: I. Optics of Vision

    51. The Eye: II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina

    52. The Eye: III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision

    53. The Sense of Hearing

    54. The Chemical Senses - Taste and Smell

    XI. The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology

    55. Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; the Cord Reflexes

    56. Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function

    57. Contributions of the Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia to Overall Motor Control

    58. Cerebral Cortex, Intellectual Functions of the Brain, Learning, and Memory

    59. Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain - The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus

    60. States of Brain Activity - Sleep, Brain Waves, Epilepsy, Psychoses, and Dementia

    61. The Autonomic Nervous System and the Adrenal Medulla

    62. Cerebral Blood Flow, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Brain Metabolism

    XII. Gastrointestinal Physiology

    63. General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function - Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation

    64. Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract

    65. Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract

    66. Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract

    67. Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders

    XIII. Metabolism and Temperature Regulation

    68. Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate

    69. Lipid Metabolism

    70. Protein Metabolism

    71. The Liver as an Organ 

    72. Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals

    73. Energetics and Metabolic Rate

    74. Body Temperature Regulation and Fever

    XIV. Endocrinology and Reproduction

    75. Introduction to Endocrinology

    76. Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypothalamus

    77. Thyroid Metabolic Hormones

    78. Adenocortical Hormones

    79. Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus

    80. Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth

  • John E. Hall, PhD, Director, Mississippi Center for Obesity Research,Department of Physiology and Biophysics
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