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cover image - Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology Elsevier eBook on VitalSource,13th Edition
ISBN: 9780323389570
Copyright: 2016
Publication Date: 06-15-2015
Page Count: 1168
Imprint: Saunders
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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
Copyright: 2016
Publication Date: 06-15-2015
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.

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      • 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.
      • Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes the complete text, interactive figures, references, plus 50 self-assessment questions and more than a dozen animations.
    • 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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