Stresses the causal chains of events that constitute the mechanisms of body function. This book presents the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study.
Eric Widmaier (Boston University), Hershel Raff (Medical College of Wisconsin), and Kevin Strang (University of Wisconsin) have taken on the challenge of maintaining the strengths and reputation of Vander's Human Physiology: The Mechanisms of Body Function. Moving beyond the listing of mere facts, it stresses the causal chains of events that constitute the mechanisms of body function. The fundamental purpose of this textbook is to present the principles and facts of human physiology in a format that is suitable for undergraduates regardless of academic background or field of study.
Vander's Human Physiology, thirteenth edition, carries on the tradition of clarity and accuracy, while refining and updating the content to meet the needs of today's instructors and students. The thirteenth edition features a streamlined, clinically oriented focus to the study of human body systems. It has also responded to reviewer requests for more clinical applications. Physiology Inquiries are maintained throughout the chapters. These critical-thinking questions associated with figures are just one more opportunity to add to the student's learning experience.
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Eric P. Widmaier received his Ph.D. in 1984 in Endocrinology from the University of California at San Francisco. His postdoctoral training was in endocrinology and physiology at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, and The Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA. He is currently Professor of Biology at Boston University.
Table of Contents
Homeostasis: A Framework for Human PhysiologyChemical Composition of the BodyCellular structure, proteins, and MetabolismMovement of Molecules Across Cell MembranesControl of Cells by Chemical MessengersNeuronal Signaling and the Structure of the Nervous SystemSensory PhysiologyConsciousness, the Brain, and BehaviorMuscleControl of Body MovementThe Endocrine SystemCardiovascular PhysiologyRespiratory PhysiologyThe Kidneys and Regulation of Water and Inorganic IonsThe Digestion and Absorption of FoodRegulation of Organic Metabolism and Energy BalanceReproductionDefense Mechanisms of the BodyMedical Physiology: Integration Using Clinical Cases
Vander's Human Physiology by Eric P. Widmaier
Eric P. Widmaier
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