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cover image - Berne & Levy Physiology,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323393942
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Elsevier
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Berne & Levy Physiology, 7th Edition

by Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD


cover image - Berne & Levy Physiology,7th Edition
ISBN: 9780323393942
Page Count: 880
Imprint: Elsevier
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Berne & Levy Physiology has long been respected for its scientifically rigorous approach – one that leads to an in-depth understanding of the body’s dynamic processes. The long-awaited 7th Edition by Drs. Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton, continues this tradition of excellence. With integrated coverage of biophysics and neurophysiology, key experimental observations and examples, and full-color design and artwork, this mid-size text is "just right" for a strong understanding of this complex field.

    • An organ system-based approach clearly describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function.
    • Key experimental observations and examples provide a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes.
    • Student Consult access allows you to view the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go, perform quick searches, tap into relevant bonus content from other Student Consult titles, test your understanding with USMLE-style review questions, add your own notes and bookmarks, and much more.
    • More "In the Clinic" and "At the Molecular Level" boxes help readers better understand and apply what they’ve learned.
    • New coverage includes expanded discussions of gut and lung microbiota,; the limbic system; the hypthalamus and control of food intake; cardiac and vascular function curves during exercise; new aspects of lipid absorption; GI and metabolic consequences of bariatric surgery, the role of innate lymphoid cells in defense of the respiratory system, molecular mechanisms in normal and pathological muscle contraction; arterial pulse changes with age and the ankle-brachial index; regulation of the blood-brain barrier and cerebral blood flow; the regulation of phosphate; and thyroid hormone mechanism of action.
    • Each chapter begins with an all-new bulleted list of questions and ends with key concepts covered in that chapter.
  • Section 1: Cellular Physiology

    1. Principles of Cell and Membrane Function

    2. Homeostasis: Volume and Composition of Body Fluid Compartments

    3. Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expression

    Section 2: The Nervous System

    4. The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems

    5. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials

    6. Synaptic Transmission

    7. The Somatosensory System

    8. The Special Senses

    9. Organization of Motor Function

    10. Higher Functions of the Nervous System

    11. The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control

    Section 3: Muscle

    12. Skeletal Muscle Physiology

    13. Cardiac Muscle

    14. Smooth Muscle

    Section 4: The Cardiovascular System

    15. Overview of Circulation

    16. Elements of Cardiac Function

    17. Properties of the Vasculature

    18. Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature

    19. Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System

    Section 5: The Respiratory System

    20. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System

    21. Static Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics

    22. Dynamic Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics

    23. Ventilation (V.), Perfusion (Q.), and V./Q. Relationships

    24. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport

    25. Control of Respiration

    26. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

    Section 6: Gastrointestinal Physiology

    27. Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract

    28. The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    29. The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    30. The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    31. The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal

    32. Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liver

    Section 7: The Renal System

    33. Elements of Renal Function

    34. Solute and Water Transport along the Nephron: Tubular Function

    35. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume

    36. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis

    37. Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance

    Section 8: The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

    38. Introduction to the Endocrine System

    39. Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism

    40. Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism

    41. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

    42. The Thyroid Gland

    43. The Adrenal Glands

    44. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems

  • Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Andrew C. Vail Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology, Director of the Lung Biology Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
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