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Preface
SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
1. General Physiological Concepts, Hershel Raff and Michael Levitzky
SECTION II: CELL PHYSIOLOGY
2. Cells and Cellular Processes, David Landowne
3. Cell Membranes and Transport Processes, David Landowne
4. Channels and the Control of Membrane Potential, David Landowne
5. Sensory Generator Potentials, David Landowne
6. Action Potentials, David Landowne
7. Synapses, David Landowne
SECTION III: MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
8. Overview of Muscle Function, Kathleen H. McDonough
9. Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough
10. Cardiac Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough
11. Smooth Muscle Structure and Function, Kathleen H. McDonough
SECTION IV: CNS/NEURAL PHYSIOLOGY
12. Introduction to the Nervous System, Susan M. Barman
13. General Sensory Systems: Touch, Pain, and Temperature, Susan M. Barman
14. Spinal Reflexes, Susan M. Barman
15. Special Senses I: Vision, Susan M. Barman
16. Special Senses II: Hearing and Equilibrium, Susan M. Barman
17. Special Senses III: Smell and Taste, Susan M. Barman
18. Control of Posture and Movement, Susan M. Barman
19. Autonomic Nervous System, Susan M. Barman
20. Electrical Activity of the Brain, Sleep-Wake States, and Circadian Rhythms, Susan M. Barman
21. Learning, Memory, Language, and Speech, Susan M. Barman
SECTION V: CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
22. Overview of the Cardiovascular System, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman
23. Cardiac Muscle Cells, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman
24. The Heart Pump, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman
25. Cardiac Function Assessments, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman
26. Peripheral Vascular System, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller
27. Vascular Control, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller
28. Venous Return and Cardiac Output, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller
29. Arterial Pressure Regulation, David E. Mohrman and Lois Jane Heller
30. Cardiovascular Responses to Physiological Stress, Lois Jane Heller and David E. Mohrman
SECTION VI: PULMONARY PHYSIOLOGY
31. Function and Structure of the Respiratory System, Michael Levitzky
32. Mechanics of the Respiratory System, Michael Levitzky
33. Alveolar Ventilation, Michael Levitzky
34. Pulmonary Perfusion, Michael Levitzky
35. Ventilation--Perfusion Relationships and Respiratory Gas Exchange, Michael Levitzky
36. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide, Michael Levitzky
37. Acid-Base Regulation and Causes of Hypoxia, Michael Levitzky
38. Control of Breathing, Michael Levitzky
SECTION VII: RENAL PHYSIOLOGY
39. Renal Functions, Basic Processes, and Anatomy, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
40. Renal Blood Flow and Glomerular Filtration, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
41. Clearance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
42. Tubular Transport Mechanisms, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
43. Renal Handling of Organic Substances, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
44. Basic Renal Processes for Sodium, Chloride, and Water, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
45. Regulation of Sodium and Water Excretion, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
46. Regulation of Potassium Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
47. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
48. Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Balance, Douglas C. Eaton and John P. Pooler
SECTION VIII: GI PHYSIOLOGY
49. Overview of the GI System--Functional Anatomy and Regulation, Kim E. Barrett
50. Gastric Secretion, Kim E. Barrett
51. Pancreatic and Salivary Secretion, Kim E. Barrett
52. Water and Electrolyte Absorption and Secretion, Kim E. Barrett
53. Intestinal Mucosal Immunology and Ecology, Kim E. Barrett
54. Intestinal Motility, Kim E. Barrett
55. Functional Anatomy of the Liver and Biliary System, Kim E. Barrett
56. Bile Formation, Secretion, and Storage, Kim E. Barrett
57. Handling of Bilirubin and Ammonia by the Liver, Kim E. Barrett
58. Digestion and Absorption of Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Water-soluble Vitamins, Kim E. Barrett
59. Lipid Assimilation, Kim E. Barrett
SECTION IX: ENDOCRINE AND METABOLIC PHYSIOLOGY
60. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology, Patricia E. Molina
61. The Hypothalamus and Posterior Pituitary Gland, Patricia E. Molina
62. Anterior Pituitary Gland, Patricia E. Molina
63. Thyroid Gland, Patricia E. Molina
64. Parathyroid Gland and Calcium and Phosphate Regulation, Patricia E. Molina
65. Adrenal Gland, Patricia E. Molina
66. Endocrine Pancreas, Patricia E. Molina
67. Male Reproductive System, Patricia E. Molina
68. Female Reproductive System, Patricia E. Molina
69. Endocrine Integration of Energy and Electrolyte Balance, Patricia E. Molina
SECTION X: INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
70. Control of Body Temperature, Hershel Raff and Michael Levitzky
71. Hypoxia and Hyperbaria, Michael Levitzky and Hershel Raff
72. Exercise, Michael Levitzky and Kathleen H. McDonough
73. Aging, Hershel Raff
Answers to Study Questions
Index

About the Author

Professor of Physiology and Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Medical Center; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

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