Concepts in Medical Physiology is the new edition of this comprehensive overview of physiology.
Divided into eight extensive sections, this book begins with the general principles of physiology, followed by separate sections on neurophysiology, blood and the immune system, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine physiology.
Each section contains detailed cases with follow up discussion and treatment options. Each case concludes with questions to reinforce important clinical concepts. Clinical application boxes link physiology with practical issues, and the concepts covered are summarised at the end of each chapter.
Suggested further reading for each chapter makes this book an excellent starting point for the investigation of any physiological disorder and the book is enhanced by over 350 illustrations and images. Concepts in Medical Physiology is written by Julian Seifter from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA.
- New edition of comprehensive overview of physiology
- Previous edition published 2005 (9780781744898)
- Features include cases with test questions, clinical application boxes, chapter summaries
- Over 350 images and illustrations
- US author Julian Seifter
Julian L Seifter MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Renal Division, Francis Street, Boston, USA
Section 1: · General Concepts and Hemostasis o Case Study #1 o Case Study #2 Section 2: Neurophysiology · An Overview of Nerve Cell Physiology and Electrophysiology · Central Nervous System · Peripheral Nervous System and the Autonomic Nervous System · The Neuromuscular Junction and Skeletal Muscle ·Smooth Muscle o Case Study #3 Section 3: Blood · Blood · The Lymphatic System and the Immune System o 8.1. Case Study #4 Section 4: Cardiovascular Physiology ·The Vasculature · The Heart As a Pump · Cardiac Electrophysiology · Exercise Physiology o Case Study #5 Section 5: Pulmonary Physiology · Mechanics of Breathing ·Gas Exchange · Gas Transport · Regulation of Breathing o Case Study #6 Section 6: Renal Physiology · Renal Structure and Function · Tubular Transport · Blood pressure· Osmoregulation · Potassium Balance · Acid-Base · Micturition o Case Study #7 Section 7: GI Physiology · Nutrition, Digestion, and Absorption · GI Motility and Secretion · Hepatic Physiology · GI Immune System o Case Study #8 Section 8: Endocrine Physiology · The Endocrine Pancreas · Pituitary · Thyroid · Adrenal · Bone Physiology and the Parathyroid · Female Reproductive System · Male Reproductive System o Case Study #9