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Human Physiology By Gillian Pocock

Human Physiology
by Gillian Pocock

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Useful for preclinical medical students and to those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. This text contains material on osmolarity, osmotic pressure and tonicity; treatment of epithelia; discussion of steroid and thyroid hormone receptors; iron absorption and its regulation by hepcidin; and more.
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Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine by Gillian Pocock

A sound understanding of physiology underpins good medical practice. This established textbook provides medical students and others in health-related disciplines with the essential information and learning tools necessary to understand human physiology. The book adopts a student-friendly style with an emphasis on clarity, explanation and understanding, complemented by full-colour illustrations. It has a hierarchical organisation, beginning with aspects of cell and tissue function before proceeding to a consideration of the communication systems of the body, including the endocrine and nervous systems. The heart of the text concerns the physiology of the main body systems. Throughout, the relevance to clinical practice is stressed. The third edition of Human Physiology contains new or revised material on osmolarity, osmotic pressure and tonicity; expanded treatment of epithelia; discussion of steroid and thyroid hormone receptors; iron absorption and its regulation by hepcidin; circadian rhythms and carbohydrate absorption in the small intestine.There are also new feature boxes on Alzheimer's disease, deep vein thrombosis, the Donnan effect, the stages of labour and the classification of heart failure, and new sections on autonomic failure, the renal handling of uric acid and multiple organ failure.

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Table of Contents

1. What is physiology?; 2. The chemical constitution of the body; 3. Introducing cells; 4. The transport functions of the plasma membrane; 5. Principles of cell signaling; 6. Nerve cells and their connections; 7. Muscle; 8. Sensory systems; 9. The physiology of motor systems; 10. The autonomic nervous system; 11. Some aspects of higher nervous function; 12. The hormonal regulation of the body; 13. The properties of blood; 14. Defense against infection: inflammation and immunity; 15. The heart and circulation; 16. The respiratory system; 17. The kidney and the regulation of the internal environment; 18. The digestive system; 19. The nutritional needs of the body; 20. The physiology of the male and female productive systems; 21. Fertilization, pregnancy and lactation; 22. Fetal and neonatal physiology; 23. The control of growth; 24. Energy balance and the control of metabolic rate; 25. The physiology of exercise; 26. The regulation of body temperature; 27. The regulation of plasma glucose; 28. The regulation of body fluid volume; 29. Acid-base balance; 30. The physiology of high altitude and diving; 31. Clinical physiology

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Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine by Gillian Pocock
Gillian Pocock
Oxford Core Texts
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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