Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy

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byLaurie Kelly Mccorry, McCorry, Laurie KellyEditorLaurie Kelly Mccorry

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Textbooks on human physiology abound. However, they are either basic in nature or are rigorous treatments written for medical and graduate students and exceed the level of detail that student pharmacists need. Putting important topics right at your fingertips, Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy describes physiology with just the right amount of detail.

The book begins with an overview of cell membrane physiology emphasizing nerve cell function. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the two major regulatory systems in the body, the nervous system and the endocrine system. The author provides in-depth discussions of the muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and renal systems. She focuses on how tissue and organ function is regulated in order to maintain homeostasis.

Underlining the connection between the two disciplines, subsections separate from the actual text relate concepts in physiology to the practice of pharmacy. The clear, concise presentation of important principles and mechanisms, make the book an invaluable resource that you will refer to time and time again.

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Textbooks on human physiology abound. However, they are either basic in nature or are rigorous treatments written for medical and graduate students and exceed the level of detail that student pharmacists need. Putting important topics right at your fingertips, Essentials of Human Physiology for Pharmacy describes physiology with just t...

Format:OtherDimensions:384 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2004Publisher:CRC PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0203495330

ISBN - 13:9780203495339

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Table of Contents

PHYSIOLOGY AND THE CONCEPT OF HOMEOSTASIS
Introduction
Homeostasis
Negative Feedback
Plasma Membrane
Structure and Composition
Function

MEMBRANE TRANSPORT
Simple Diffusion
Osmosis
Mediated Transport

MEMBRANE POTENTIAL
Basic Electrical Concepts
Resting Membrane Potential

ELECTRICAL SIGNALS
Graded Potentials
Action Potentials
Conduction of the Action Potential

SYNAPTIC TRANSMISSION
Synapses
Neural Integration
Possible Drug or Disease Actions at the Synapse

THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
Introduction
Types of Neurons
Three Major Levels of CNS Function
The Brain

THE SPINAL CORD
Structure and Composition
Reflexes

PAIN
Nociceptors
Types of Pain
Pain Pathway
Analgesic Pathway
Causes of Pain
Referred Pain
Phantom Pain
Headache

THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
Introduction
Sympathetic Division
Parasympathetic Division
Neurotransmitters of the Autonomic Nervous System
Receptors for Autonomic Neurotransmitters
Functions of the Autonomic Nervous System
Adrenal Medulla

THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
Classification of Hormones
Mechanisms of Hormone Function
Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Gland
Parathyroid Glands
Adrenal Cortex
Pancreas

SKELETAL MUSCLE
Structure of Skeletal Muscle
Mechanism of Contraction
Skeletal Muscle Mechanics

SMOOTH MUSCLE
Structure of Smooth Muscle
Mechanism of Contraction
Multiunit Smooth Muscle
Single-Unit Smooth Muscle
Graded Responses and Metabolic Considerations

CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY
Blood Vessels
Excitation and Conduction in the Heart
Electrocardiogram
Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Output and Its Regulation

THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Introduction
Regulation of Arterial Pressure
The Venous System
Regulation of Blood Flow Through Tissues
Capillary Exchange

THE BLOOD
Plasma
Erthrocytes
Leukocytes
Platelets and Hemostasis

THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Blood-Gas Interface
Anatomical Considerations
Mechanics of Breathing
Gas Exchange
Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships
Gas Transport
Regulation of Ventilation

THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
Digestive Tract Wall
Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function
Mouth and Pharynx
Esopahagus
Stomach
Small Intestine
Large Intestine

THE RENAL SYSTEM
Anatomical Considerations
Basic Renal Processes
Plasma Clearance
Control of Renal Hemodynamics
Control of Sodium and Water Excretion