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Netter's Essential Physiology


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SECTION I: CELL PHYSIOLOGY AND FLUID HOMEOSTASIS Chapter 1 The Cell and Fluid Homeostasis Chapter 2 Membrane Transport Section I Review Questions SECTION II: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND MSUCLE Chapter 3 Nerve and Muscle Physiology Chapter 4 Organization and General Functions of the Nervous System Chapter 5 Sensory Physiology Chapter 6 The Somatic Motor System Chapter 7 The Autonomic Nervous System Section II Review Questions SECTION III: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 8 Overview of the Heart and Circulation Chapter 9 Cardiac Electrophysiology Chapter 10 Flow Pressure and Resistance Chapter 11 The Cardiac Pump Chapter 12 The Peripheral Circulation Section III Review Questions SECTION IV: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 13: Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion and Diffusion of Gases Chapter 14: The Mechanics of Breathing Chapter 15: Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Control of Respiration Section IV Review Questions SECTION V: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 16 Overview, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance Chapter 17 Renal Transport Processes Chapter 18 Urine Concentration and Dilution Mechanisms Chapter 19 Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Osmolarity Chapter 20 Regulation of Acid/Base Balance by the Kidneys Section V Review Questions SECTION VI: GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 21 Overview of the Gastrointestinal Tract Chapter 22 Motility Through the Gastrointestinal Tract Chapter 23 Gastrointestinal Secretions Chapter 24 Hepatobiliary Function Chapter 25 Digestion and Absorption Section VI Review Questions SECTION VII: ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY Chapter 26: General Principles of Endocrinology and Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones Chapter 27 Thyroid Hormones Chapter 28 Adrenal Hormones Chapter 29 The Endocrine Pancreas Chapter 30 Calcium Regulating Hormones Chapter 31: Hormones of the Reproductive System Section VII Review Questions APPENDIX Answers to Review Questions


The book provides an integrated view of bodily function at all levels, with special attention given to essential aspects and difficult concepts in physiology. Numerous detailed illustrations address different learning styles and increase understanding. In line with these objectives, the book will contribute significantly to successful learning when used with other sources of information or instruction, and will serve as a handy resource for students in their physiology courses and beyond.

This book presents the information extremely well. It complements existing textbooks (e.g., Human Anatomy and Physiology, 8th edition, Marieb et al. (Pearson, 2010); Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 5th edition, Silverthorn (Pearson, 2010)), but also expands on the information and contributes to understanding by providing exceptional illustrations and detail. Images from this book would be useful in instruction and in self-study, increasing comprehension and success for students who learn more effectively through different modalities.Weighted Numerical Score: 94 - 4 Stars! -- Kristin L. Gosselink, PhD(University of Texas at El Paso), Doody's Review

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