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About the Book :This is a succinct, up-to-date, and clinically relevant review of human physiology - trusted by generations of students and clinicians. It features more than 600 full-color illustrations. For more than four decades, "Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology" has been helping those in the medical field understand human and mammalian physiology. Applauded for its interesting and engagingly written style, "Ganong's" concisely covers every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability and delivers more detailed, high-yield information per page than any other similar text or review. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas such as chronic pain, reproductive physiology, and acid-base homeostasis, "Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology" incorporates examples from clinical medicine to illustrate important physiologic concepts. Whether you're a student who needs an outstanding review for the USMLE or a physician who wants to keep pace with the ever-changing field of medical physiology, "Ganong's" belongs on your desk. The features new to this edition are: Section introductions that provide a foundation for the topic being discussed; Two types of review questions: end-of-chapter and board-style; Increased number of clinical cases and flow charts; and, Expanded legends to help you learn more about the illustrations without having to refer back to the text.Contents :Section 1 Cellular and Molecular Basis for Medical Physiology1. General Principles & energy Production in Medical Physiology2. Overview of Cellular Physiology in Medical Physiology3. Immunity, Infection &Inflammation4. Excitable Tissue: Neve 835. Excitable Tissue: Muscle 976. Synaptic &Junctional Transmission7. Neurotransmitters &NeuromodulatorsSection II Central and Peripheral Neurophysiology8. Somatosensory neurotransmission: Touch, Pain and  Temperature9. Vision10. Hearing &Equilibrium11. Smell &Taste12. Reflex and Voluntary Control of Posture &Movement13.Autonomic Nervous System14. Electrical Activity of the Brain,Sleep-Wake States, &Circadian Rhythms15. Learning, Memory, Language, &SpeechSection III Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology16. Basic Concepts of Endocrine Regulation17. Hypothalamic Regulation of Hormonal Functions18. The Pituitary Gland19. The Thyroid Gland20. The Adrenal Medulla &Adrenal Cortex21. Hormonal Control of Calcium &Phosphate Metabolism &the Physiology of Bone22. Reproductive Development &Function of the Felame Reproductive System23. Function of the Male Reproductive System24. Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas &Regulation of Carbohydrate MetabolismSection IV Gastrointestional Physiology25. Overview of Gastrointestinal Function &Regulation26. digestion, Absorption,&Nutrional Principles27. Gastrointestinal Motility28. Transport &Metabolic Fuctions of the LiverSection V Cardiovascular Physiology29. Origin of teh heartbeat &the Electrical Activity of the Heart30. The Heart as a Pump31. Blood as a Circulatory Fluid &the Dynamics of Blood &Lymph Flow32. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms33. Circulation Through Special RegionsSection VI Resspiratory Physiology34. Introduction to Pulmonary Structure and Mechanics35. Gas Transport &pH36. Regulaton of RespirationSection VII Renal Physiology37. Renal Function &Micturition38. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition &Volume39. Acidification of the Urine &biocarbonate Excretion Answers to Multiple Choice QuestionsIndex

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