Textbook of Medical Physiology

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Elsevier Saunders, 2006 - Medical - 1116 pages
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Physiology's classic text continues to uphold its rich tradition-presenting key physiology concepts in a remarkably clear and engaging manner. Guyton & Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology covers all of the major systems in the human body, while emphasizing system interaction, homeostasis, and pathophysiology. This very readable, easy-to-follow, and thoroughly updated, 11th Edition features a new full-color layout, short chapters, clinical vignettes, and shaded summary tables that allow for easy comprehension of the material.


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  • Presents short, easy-to-read chapters in keeping with the Guyton and Hall tradition.
  • Provides shaded summary tables for easy reference.
  • Includes clinical vignettes, which allow readers to see core concepts applied to real-life situations.
  • Offers specific discussions of pathophysiology in most clinical areas of medicine.
  • Ensures a strong grasp of physiology concepts through well-illustrated discussions of the most essential principles.


  • Now in full color!
  • Offers access to the full text and other valuable features online via the STUDENT CONSULT website.
  • Uses full-color illustrations throughout, including 486 figures, 277 charts and graphs, 100 brand-new line drawings, and 36 ECGs.
  • Features a new full-color design that makes information more engaging and even easier to read.
  • Updated throughout to reflect the latest knowledge in the field.

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Contents

H A P T E R 1
3
Membrane Potentials and Action
43
Basic Physics of Membrane
57
Roles of Other Ions During the Action
64
Recording Membrane Potentials
70
Energetics of Muscle Contraction
78
57
84
H A P T E R 8
92
H A P T E R 5 6
698
Basal GangliaTheir Motor Functions
707
H A P T E R 5 7
714
Function of the Brain
720
H A P T E R 5 8
728
93
738
H A P T E R 5 9
739
Psychotic Behavior and Dementia
745

The Heart
101
Relationship of the Heart Sounds
109
H A P T E R 1 0
116
H A P T E R 1 1
123
Augmented Unipolar Limb Leads
129
H A P T E R 2 8
131
Mean Electrical Axis of the Ventricular
137
Abnormalities in the T Wave
145
Abnormal Sinus Rhythms
147
Atrial Fibrillation
155
Nervous Regulation of the Circulation
159
H A P T E R 1 4
161
H A P T E R 1 5
171
88
180
H A P T E R 1 6
181
Lymphatic System
189
H A P T E R 1 7
195
Humoral Control of the Circulation
201
Role of the Nervous System in Rapid
208
H A P T E R 1 9
216
Summary of the Integrated
230
Pressure Using Simultaneous Cardiac
241
Coronary Circulation
249
Unilateral Left Heart Failure
262
H A P T E R 2 2
269
Use of Extracorporeal Circulation
276
259
285
Fluids in the Potential Spaces
289
H A P T E R 2 5
291
Osmotic Equilibrium Is Maintained
298
Micturition Reflex
313
Renal Blood Flow
319
H A P T E R 2 7
327
Reabsorption and Secretion Along
333
Regulation of Tubular Reabsorption
339
Filtration Fraction is Calculated from
346
The Kidneys Excrete Excess Water
348
Quantifying Renal Urine Concentration
357
SaltAppetite Mechanism
363
Conditions That Cause Large Increases
380
Phosphate Buffer System
387
Quantifying Renal AcidBase Excretion
394
H A P T E R 3 1
402
Specific Tubular Disorders
413
H A P T E R 3 2
419
Anemias
426
286
428
MonocyteMacrophage Cell System
432
SystemHumoral Immunity and
443
H A P T E R 3 5
451
H A P T E R 3 6
457
Mechanism of Blood Coagulation
459
Thromboembolic Conditions in
465
H A P T E R 3 7
471
Minute Respiratory Volume Equals
477
89
490
H A P T E R 3 9
491
Effect of the VentilationPerfusion
499
Dioxide in Blood and Tissue Fluids
502
90
503
Transport of Carbon Dioxide in the Blood
510
Chemical Control of Respiration
516
H A P T E R 4 2
524
Hypoxia and Oxygen Therapy
530
287
533
H A P T E R 4 3
537
92
538
Physiology of DeepSea Diving
545
U N I T I X
553
Central Nervous System Synapses
559
Some Special Characteristics
570
Prolongation of a Signal by a Neuronal
581
Sensory Pathways for Transmitting
587
Transmission of Less Critical Sensory
595
H A P T E R 4 8
598
Some Clinical Abnormalities of Pain
605
U N I T X
611
Optics of the
617
H A P T E R 5
626
Neural Function of the Retina
633
291
639
H A P T E R 5 1
640
Autonomic Control of Accommodation
648
Membrane to the Cochlea
651
Central Auditory Mechanisms
657
H A P T E R 5 3
663
System
671
Flexor Reflex and the Withdrawal
680
Some Specialized Areas of Motor Control
686
Vestibular Sensations and Maintenance
692
Autonomic Reflexes
757
Gastric Secretion
758
Cerebrospinal Fluid System
763
Gastrointestinal Physiology
769
H A P T E R 6 3
781
Movements of the Colon
788
Esophageal Secretion
795
Pancreatic Secretion
799
Secretions of the Small Intestine
805
Basic Principles of Gastrointestinal
812
H A P T E R 6 6
819
Metabolism and Temperature
827
95
831
Release of Energy from Glucose by
837
96
839
Fat Deposits
842
Atherosclerosis
848
Transport and Storage of Amino Acids
854
Metabolic Functions of the Liver
861
98
865
H A P T E R 7 2
881
99
889
Decrease or Increase Body Temperature
895
74
903
Mechanisms of Action of Hormones
910
H A P T E R 7 5
918
Posterior Pituitary Gland and
927
Physiologic Functions of the Thyroid
934
Diseases of the Thyroid
940
Functions of the Mineralocorticoids
947
Functions of the Glucocorticoids
950
Abnormalities of Adrenocortical
957
Glucagon and Its Functions
970
H A P T E R 7 9
978
and Phosphate Concentrations in
986
H A P T E R 8
996
Testosterone and Other Male
1003
Abnormalities of Male Sexual Function
1008
325
1010
Functions of the Ovarian Hormones
1016
Abnormalities of Secretion by
1023
Early Nutrition of the Embryo
1029
103
1031
Ejection or LetDown Process in Milk
1040
367
1041
Special Functional Problems in
1047
Sports Physiology
1055
Respiration in Exercise
1061
104
1067
368
1068
520
1069
176
1071
307
1072
234
1073
292
1074
373
1075
524
1076
192
1078
312
1080
374
1081
774
1082
246
1083
302
1084
877
1085
314
1086
830
1087
538
1088
781
1089
991
1090
142
1091
629
1093
684
1094
886
1095
195
1096
1047
1097
992
1098
332
1099
648
1100
585
1101
333
1105
498
1106
739
1107
375
1108
651
1109
258
1110
994
1111
931
1112
201
1113
700
1114
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John E. Hall, Ph.D. Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair Department of Physiology & Biophysics Associate Vice Chancellor for Research University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS 39216-4505 601-984-1801 jehall@umc.edu

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