Let the beautiful illustrations and diagrams from the Netter collection enhance your understanding of physiology. Respected physiologists, Susan Mulroney and Adam Myers of Georgetown University School of Medicine, provide you with a logical and highly readable reference, ideal for a basic understanding of the subject, a comprehensive overview, or as a supplement to lectures. Organized by organ system, each section is followed by a set of review questions to reinforce what’s been covered. Clinical examples demonstrate key physiology concepts and their application in general medicine. Electronic access to the book via Student Consult includes additional review questions and clinical cases so you can conveniently strengthen your basic knowledge and practical application of physiology.
- Features the beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection to illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject.
- Integrates basic science with clinical examples so that you can understand and apply principles to practice.
- Follows the clinical orientation of board exams with an emphasis on disease processes to cover pathophysiology.
- Features anatomical and histological illustrations that are ideal for integrating material in new systems-based medical and health science curricula.
- Provides self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter to help you practice and prepare for exams and boards.
- Includes Student Consult access to the electronic version of the text and other supplementary material.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: CELL PHYSIOLOGY AND FLUID HOMEOSTASIS
Chapter 1 The Cell and Fluid Homeostasis
Chapter 2 Membrane Transport
Section I Review Questions
SECTION II: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND MSUCLE
Chapter 3 Nerve and Muscle Physiology
Chapter 4 Organization and General Functions of the Nervous System
Chapter 5 Sensory Physiology
Chapter 6 The Somatic Motor System
Chapter 7 The Autonomic Nervous System
Section II Review Questions
SECTION III: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 8 Overview of the Heart and Circulation
Chapter 9 Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chapter 10 Flow Pressure and Resistance
Chapter 11 The Cardiac Pump
Chapter 12 The Peripheral Circulation
Section III Review Questions
SECTION IV: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 13: Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion and Diffusion of Gases
Chapter 14: The Mechanics of Breathing
Chapter 15: Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Control of Respiration
Section IV Review Questions
SECTION V: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 16 Overview, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance
Chapter 17 Renal Transport Processes
Chapter 18 Urine Concentration and Dilution Mechanisms
Chapter 19 Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Osmolarity
Chapter 20 Regulation of Acid/Base Balance by the Kidneys
Section V Review Questions
SECTION VI: GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 21 Overview of the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 22 Motility Through the Gastrointestinal Tract
Chapter 23 Gastrointestinal Secretions
Chapter 24 Hepatobiliary Function
Chapter 25 Digestion and Absorption
Section VI Review Questions
SECTION VII: ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
Chapter 26: General Principles of Endocrinology and Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones
Chapter 27 Thyroid Hormones
Chapter 28 Adrenal Hormones
Chapter 29 The Endocrine Pancreas
Chapter 30 Calcium Regulating Hormones
Chapter 31: Hormones of the Reproductive System
Section VII Review Questions
Answers to Review Questions
By Susan Mulroney, , Georgetown University Medical Center; and Adam Myers, MD, Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
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