Just Enough Physiology by James R. Munis

Just Enough Physiology

byJames R. Munis

Paperback | February 10, 2012

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Just Enough Physiology takes the reader on a guided tour of cardiopulmonary physiology. You'll discover how the heart, lungs, and circulation work in extreme environments so that you're better equipped to understand how they function - or malfunction - at the bedside, in the operating room, orin the intensive care unit. Just Enough Physiology also shows the field through the eyes of some of its most colorful pioneers. While the stories are fascinating in their own right, they also reinforce the foundational principles of physiology and reveal how those discoveries were made - sometimesat great risk, and often against stiff resistance. Written as bite-sized topics, Just Enough Physiology caters to the way people learn, study, and remember. Every subject can be read and mastered in one brief sitting. Like the brain teasers that are included at the end of each chapter, Just Enough Physiology emphasizes the logic, and not just thedetails, behind physiology. Just Enough Physiology will prepare all students and physicians-in-training for board exams while also teaching them how to think like a physiologist.

About The Author

James R. Munis, MD, PhD, is a Consultant in the Division of Neuroanesthesia, and Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and of Physiology, College of Medicine, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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Title:Just Enough PhysiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:February 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019979779X

ISBN - 13:9780199797790

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Table of Contents

1. Pressure and Its Measurement2. Atmospheric and Alveolar Pressures3. Hydrostatic Pressure4. Doctor Dolittle Visits a Sitting Case5. In the Loop - Left Ventricular Pressures6. What Goes Around Comes Around - Venous Return7. Pushmi-Pullyu and the Right Atrium8. Pressure and Flow - Chickens and Eggs9. Down But Not Out - Circulatory Arrest Pressures10. Starling's Riddle of the Broken Heart11. Oxygen and the Gradients of Life12. The Two Doctors Fick13. A Breath of Fresh Air - Ventilation14. Pulmonary Function Tests15. Where Breath Meets Blood - Lung Perfusion16. Bird Brains and Bird Breath17. Diffusion Limitation - Montana Style18. Man, Machine, and Homeostasis19. Putting It All Together - Manned Space Flight