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Textbook of medical physiology

Author: Arthur C Guyton
Publisher: Philadelphia : Saunders, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
This textbook offers current authoritative coverage that is easy to read and understand. It provides coverage of molecular and cellular physiology, long-term arterial pressure regulation and hypertension, the neurophysiology of vision, the body's resistance to infection, and physiology from a quantitative perspective. The new edition integrates the latest information throughout the text, and helps students relate  Read more...
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Guyton, Arthur C.
Textbook of medical physiology.
Philadelphia : Saunders, 1991
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur C Guyton
ISBN: 0721630871 9780721630878 0721639941 9780721639949
OCLC Number: 21600803
Description: xli, 1014 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Unit I. Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology --
Ch. 1. Functional Organization of the Human Body and Control of the "Internal Environment" --
Ch. 2. The Cell and Its Function --
Ch. 3. Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, Cell Function, and Cell Reproduction --
Unit II. Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle --
Ch. 4. Transport of Substances Through the Cell Membrane --
Ch. 5. Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials --
Ch. 6. Contraction of Skeletal Muscle --
Ch. 7. Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: A. Neuromuscular Transmission and B. Excitation-Contraction Coupling --
Ch. 8. Contraction and Excitation of Smooth Muscle --
Unit III. The Heart --
Ch. 9. Heart Muscle; The Heart as a Pump --
Ch. 10. Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart --
Ch. 11. The Normal Electrocardiogram --
Ch. 12. Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis --
Ch. 13. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation --
Unit IV. The Circulation --
Ch. 14. Overview of the Circulation; Medical Physics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance --
Ch. 15. Vascular Distensibility, and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems --
Ch. 16. The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow --
Ch. 17. Local Control of Blood Flow by the Tissues; and Humoral Regulation --
Ch. 18. Nervous Regulation of the Circulation, and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure --
Ch. 19. Dominant Role of the Kidney in Long-Term Regulation of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Pressure Control --
Ch. 20. Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation --
Ch. 21. Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease --
Ch. 22. Cardiac Failure --
Ch. 23. Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Dynamics of Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects --
Ch. 24. Circulatory Shock and Physiology of Its Treatment --
Unit V. The Kidneys and Body Fluids --
Ch. 25. The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Interstitial Fluid and Edema --
Ch. 26. Urine Formation by the Kidneys: I. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control --
Ch. 27. Urine Formation by the Kidneys: II. Tubular Processing of the Glomerular Filtrate --
Ch. 28. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration --
Ch. 29. Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume; and Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium --
Ch. 30. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance --
Ch. 31. Micturition, Diuretics, and Kidney Diseases --
Unit VI. Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Clotting --
Ch. 32. Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia --
Ch. 33. Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation --
Ch. 34. Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy --
Ch. 35. Blood Groups; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation --
Ch. 36. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation --
Unit VII. Respiration --
Ch. 37. Pulmonary Ventilation --
Ch. 38. Pulmonary Circulation; Pulmonary Edema; Pleural Fluid --
Ch. 39. Physical Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane --
Ch. 40. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in the Blood and Body Fluids --
Ch. 41. Regulation of Respiration --
Ch. 42. Respiratory Insufficiency --
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy --
Unit VIII. Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology --
Ch. 43. Aviation, High-Altitude, and Space Physiology --
Ch. 44. Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions --
Unit IX. The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology --
Ch. 45. Organization of the Nervous System; Basic Functions of Synapses and Transmitter Substances --
Ch. 46. Sensory Receptors; Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information --
Ch. 47. Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization; the Tactile and Position Senses --
Ch. 48. Somatic Sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations --
Unit X. The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses --
Ch. 49. The Eye: I. Optics of Vision --
Ch. 50. The Eye: II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina --
Ch. 51. The Eye: III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision --
Ch. 52. The Sense of Hearing --
Ch. 53. The Chemical Senses --
Taste and Smell --
Unit XI. The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology --
Ch. 54. Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; The Cord Reflexes --
Ch. 55. Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function --
Ch. 56. The Cerebellum, the Basal Ganglia, and Overall Motor Control --
Ch. 57. The Cerebral Cortex; Intellectual Functions of the Brain; and Learning and Memory --
Ch. 58. Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain --
The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus --
Ch. 59. States of Brain Activity --
Sleep; Brain Waves; Epilepsy; Psychoses --
Ch. 60. The Autonomic Nervous System; and the Adrenal Medulla --
Ch. 61. Cerebral Blood Flow; the Cerebrospinal Fluid; and Brain Metabolism --
Unit XII. Gastrointestinal Physiology --
Ch. 62. General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function --
Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation --
Ch. 63. Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract --
Ch. 64. Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract --
Ch. 65. Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract --
Ch. 66. Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders --
Unit XIII. Metabolism and Temperature Regulation --
Ch. 67. Metabolism of Carbohydrates, and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate --
Ch. 68. Lipid Metabolism --
Ch. 69. Protein Metabolism --
Ch. 70. The Liver as an Organ --
Ch. 71. Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals --
Ch. 72. Energetics and Metabolic Rate --
Ch. 73. Body Temperature, Temperature Regulation, and Fever --
Unit XIV. Endocrinology and Reproduction --
Ch. 74. Introduction to Endocrinology --
Ch. 75. The Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypothalamus --
Ch. 76. The Thyroid Metabolic Hormones --
Ch. 77. The Adrenocortical Hormones --
Ch. 78. Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus --
Ch. 79. Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth --
Ch. 80. Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland) --
Ch. 81. Female Physiology Before Pregnancy; and the Female Hormones --
Ch. 82. Pregnancy and Lactation --
Ch. 83. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology --
Unit XV. Sports Physiology --
Ch. 84. Sports Physiology --
Responsibility: Arthur C. Guyton.


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