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Medical physiology : a cellular and molecular approach
Boron, Walter F.
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Philadelphia, PA : Saunders/Elsevier, [2009]

Physical Description:
xii, 1337 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Prev. ed. entered under Walter F. Boron.

"A student Consult title"--Cover.
Section I: Introduction -- Foundations of physiology / Section II: Physiology of cells and molecules / Signal transduction / Regulation of gene expression / Transport of solutes and water / Electrophysiology of the cell membrane / Electrical excitability and action potentials / Synaptic transmission and the neuromuscular junction / Cellular physiology of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscle

Section III: The nervous system -- Organization of the nervous system / Neuronal microenvironment / Physiology of neurons / Synaptic transmission in the nervous system / Autonomic nervous system / Sensory transduction / Circuits of the central nervous system

Section IV: The cardiovascular system -- Organization of the cardiovascular system / Blood / Arteries and veins / Microcirculation / Cardiac electrophysiology and the electrocardiogram / Heart as a pump / Regulation of arterial pressure and cardiac output / Special circulations / Integrated control of the cardiovascular system

Section V: The respiratory system -- Organization of the respiratory system / Mechanics of ventilation / Acid-base physiology / Transport of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood / Gas exchange in the lungs / Ventilation and perfusion of the lungs / Control of ventilation

Section VI: The urinary system -- Organization of the urinary system / Glomerular filtration and renal blood flow / Transport of sodium and chloride / Transport of urea, glucose, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, and organic solutes / Transport of potassium / Urine concentration and dilution / Transport of acids and bases / Integration of salt and water balance

Section VII: The gastrointestinal system -- Organization of the gastrointestinal system / Gastric function / Pancreatic and salivary glands / Intestinal fluid and electrolyte movement / Nutrient digestion and absorption / Hepatobiliary function

Section VIII: The endocrine system -- Organization of endocrine control / Endocrine regulation of growth and body mass / Thyroid gland / Adrenal gland / Endocrine pancreas / Parathyroid glands and vitamin D

Section IX: The reproductive system -- Sexual differentiation / Male reproductive system / Female reproductive system / Fertilization, pregnancy, and lactation / Fetal and neonatal physiology

Section X: Physiology of everyday life -- Metabolism / Regulation of body temperature / Exercise physiology and sports science / Environmental physiology / Physiology of aging
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