List of Contributors
Chapter 1: The Cell – Structure and Function
Nerve Muscle Physiology
Chapter 2: Nerve Physiology
Chapter 3: Muscle Physiology
Chapter 4: Heart
Chapter 5: The Circulatory System
Chapter 6: Mechanics of respiration
Chapter 7: Gas Exchange and Transport
Chapter 8: Control of Breathing
Gastrointestinal System (GIT)
Chapter 9: GIT Movements
Chapter 10: GIT Secretions
Chapter 11: GIT Digestion and Absorption
Hepato renal System
Chapter 12: Liver Physiology
Chapter 13: Renal Physiology
Chapter 14: Blood Plasma and Cells
Chapter 15: Immune System
Chapter 16: Haemostasis
Chapter 17: Endocrinology
Chapter 18: Regulation of Blood Glucose
Chapter 19: Regulation of Blood Calcium
Chapter 20: Reproductive Hormones and Pregnancy
Chapter 21: Central Nervous System
Chapter 22: The Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 23: Special Senses
Essential Physiology for Dental Students offers comprehensive information on human physiology, tailored to the needs of students of dentistry. This new addition to the Dentistry Essentials series helps students gain a deeper understanding of how physiological concepts apply to clinical dental practice. Each chapter outlines an organ system in sufficient detail whilst emphasizing its relevance to clinical dentistry. Written in a student-friendly style, it contextualizes how normal and altered physiology affects dental care and highlights the implications of dental interventions on the body’s functioning.
Essential Physiology for Dental Students provides readers with complete coverage of: cell physiology; nerve and muscle physiology; the cardiovascular system; the respiratory system; the gastro-intestinal system; the renal system; haematology; endocrinology including the regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium; and the central nervous system.
- Covers each system in detail, while emphasizing the relevance to dental students
- Presented using a reader-friendly layout with illustrations and clinical photographs throughout
- Features interactive MCQs and EMQs and downloadable images on a companion website
Essential Physiology for Dental Students is an excellent resource for undergraduate dentistry students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and dental nursing students. It also greatly benefits newly qualified dentists preparing for postgraduate examinations such as MFDS, LDS, ORE, and also the US National Boards.
About the Author
Kamran Ali, PhD, MMEd, BDS, FDSRCS, FCPS, FFDRCSI, SFHEA, FFDTEd, is Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UK.
Elizabeth Prabhakar, PhD, FHEA, CBiol, isSenior Lecturer Physiology & Neuroscience, University of the West of England Faculty of Health & Applied Science in Bristol, UK and a former Lecturer at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, UK.