Human Physiology by David Richards

Human Physiology

byDavid RichardsEditorGillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards

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The human body is a complicated and beautiful machine, governed by the laws of physics and chemistry. By understanding its physiology - how it performs its varied functions - it is possible to build strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.In this extensively-revised edition, a new structure, additional learning features, and an expanded use of artwork, make Human Physiology even more student-friendly than its predecessors. Human Physiology provides clear explanations of the principles that govern the body's physiological processes and shows how these can be applied. This is the ideal course companion for any student needing a solid foundation in the subject for a future career in human biology, biomedical science, ormedicine.

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Gillian Pocock read Physiology at the University of Oxford before moving to Kings' College London to study for her PhD under the supervision of P.F. Baker. She held a post-doctoral position at Kings' College before taking up an appointment in the Department of Physiology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. She is now Senior Lectur...
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Title:Human PhysiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:848 pagesPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199574936

ISBN - 13:9780199574933

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Section 1: Basic concepts in physiology1. What is physiology?2. Key concepts in chemistry3. The chemical constitution of the bodySection 2: The organization and basic functions of cells4. Introducing cells and tissues5. The transport functions of the plasma membrane6. Principles of cell signallingSection 3: The excitable tissues - nerve and muscle7. Nerve cells and their connections8. MuscleSection 4: The nervous system and special senses9. Introduction to the nervous system10. The physiology of motor systems11. The autonomic nervous system12. The sensory systems13. Some aspects of higher nervous functionSection 5: The Endocrine system14. Introduction to the endocrine system15. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus16. The thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands17. The endocrine pancreas and regulation of plasma glucoseSection 6: Blood and the immune system18. The properties of blood19. Defence against infection: the immune systemSection 7: The cardiovascular system20. Introduction to the cardiovascular system21. The heart22. The electrocardiogram23. The circulation24. The microcirculation and lymphatic systemSection 8: The respiratory system25. Introduction to the respiratory system26. Physiology of high altitude and divingSection 9: The urinary system and the regulation of the internal environment27. The kidneys and the regulation of the internal environment28. Fluid and electrolyte balance29. Acid-base balanceSection 10: The Gastrointestinal System30. The physiology of the digestive system31. The liver and gallbladder32. The nutritional needs of the bodySection 11: Reproduction and growth33. The physiology of the male and female reproductive systems34. Fertilization, pregnancy, and lactation35. Fetal and neonatal physiology36. The physiology of bone and the control of growth37. Energy balance and the control of metabolic rateSection 12: Applied physiology38. The physiology of exercise39. The regulation of body temperature

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"(About the previous edition) Loads of detail, easy to read and useful summaries at the end of topics. Also laid out in a really comprehensive way." --From Amazon UK