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Author Ward, Jeremy P. T

Title Physiology at a glance / Jeremy P.T. Ward, Roger W.A. Linden
Edition 3rd ed
Published Chichester, West Sussex, UK : John Wiley & Sons, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series At a glance
At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; About the companion website; 1: Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins; Negative feedback control; Protein form and function are protected by homeostatic mechanisms; 2: Body water compartments and physiological fluids; Osmosis; Body water compartments; Intracellular versus extracellular fluid; Interstitial fluid versus plasma; 3: Cells, membranes and organelles; Protein-processing organelles; Membranes and membrane proteins; Mitochondria and energy production
4: Membrane transport proteins and ion channelsCarrier-mediated transport; Ion channels; 5: Biological electricity; The resting membrane potential; The action potential; 6: Conduction of action potentials; Saltatory conduction; Fibre diameters and conduction velocities; Classification of nerve fibres; Compound action potentials; 7: The autonomic nervous system; Sympathetic system; Parasympathetic system; Neurochemical transmission; 8: Blood; Plasma proteins; Red blood cells; White blood cells; 9: Platelets and haemostasis; Primary haemostasis; Formation of the blood clot (coagulation)
Inhibitors of haemostasis and fibrinolysis10: Defence: Inflammation and immunity; Innate immune response; Antibodies (immunoglobulins); Adaptive immune response; 11: Principles of diffusion and flow; Diffusion and bulk flow; Flow through a tube; Wall tension and pressure in spherical or cylindrical containers; 12: Skeletal muscle and its contraction; Skeletal muscle; General mechanisms of skeletal muscle contraction; Fine structure of skeletal muscle; 13: Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction; Neuromuscular junction; Whole muscle contraction
14: Motor units, recruitment and summation15: Cardiac and smooth muscle; Cardiac muscle; Smooth muscle; Contractile mechanisms of smooth muscle; 16: Introduction to the cardiovascular system; Blood vessels; The heart; The systemic circulation; The pulmonary circulation; 17: The heart; Cardiac valves; Cardiac pacemaker, conduction of the impulse and electrocardiogram; Coronary circulation; 18: The cardiac cycle; Ventricular pressure-volume loop; The pulse; Heart sounds; 19: Initiation of the heart beat and excitation-contraction coupling; Cardiac muscle electrophysiology
The sinoatrial node and origin of the heart beatExcitation-contraction coupling; Regulation of contractility: inotropic agents; 20: Control of cardiac output and Starling's law of the heart; Filling pressure and Starling's law; Importance of Starling's law; Autonomic nervous system; Venous return and vascular function curves; 21: Blood vessels; Structure; Regulation of function and excitation-contraction coupling; The endothelium; 22: Control of blood pressure and blood volume; Acute regulation of the mean arterial blood pressure: the baroreceptor reflex
Summary This revised and updated edition of Physiology at a Glance features clear and concise illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, to provide a thorough introduction to physiology that integrates seamlessly with the medical school curriculum. Physiology at a Glance breaks the topic down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from cellular level to composite systems. Each chapter focuses on an element of the body and explores vital concepts to aid students at all levels of their training. Physiology at a Glance:<br
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Physiology -- Outlines, syllabi, etc
Physiological Phenomena
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
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Form Electronic book
Author Linden, R. W. A. (Roger W. A.)
ISBN 9781118634776