Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems

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Cengage Learning, Dec 22, 2008 - Science - 928 pages
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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 7th edition focuses on the mechanisms of body function from cells to systems and is organized around the central theme of homeostasis -- how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function. As an author, Lauralee Sherwood is known for the most up-to-date and accurate coverage as well as strong pedagogy making the text the most effective learning tool. Plus, the program offers a complete complement of media tools for learning and teaching. Additionally, this new edition has an entirely revised art program offering realistic and three-dimensional art as well as new flow diagrams. The new art program helps students visualize difficult concepts and processes for better understanding and mastery of concepts.
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Contents

Preface
Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis
Cell Physiology
The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential
Principles of Neural and Hormonal Communication
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System Afferent Division Special Senses
The Peripheral Nervous System Efferent Division
Fluid and AcidBase Balance
The Digestive System
Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation
Principles of Endocrinology The Central Endocrine Glands
The Peripheral Endocrine Glands
The Reproductive System
The Metric System
A Review of Chemical Principles

Muscle Physiology
Cardiac Physiology
The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure
The Blood
Body Defenses
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
Storage Replication and Expression of Genetic Information
Principles of Quantitative Reasoning
Text References to Exercise Physiology
Answers to EndofChapter Objective Questions Quantitative Exercises Points to Ponder and Clinical Considerations
Glossary
Index
Copyright

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Following graduation from Michigan State University in 1966, Dr. Lauralee Sherwood joined the faculty at West Virginia University, where she is currently a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, School of Medicine. For the past 40 years, Professor Sherwood has taught an average of over 400 students each year in physiology courses for pharmacy, medical technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, medical, dental, dental hygiene, nutrition, exercise physiology and athletic training majors. She has authored three physiology textbooks: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS, FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSIOLOGY: A HUMAN PERSPECTIVE, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Thomson Brooks/Cole. Dr. Sherwood has received numerous teaching awards, including an Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, a Golden Key National Honor Society Outstanding Faculty Award, two listings in WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS, and the Dean's Award of Excellence in Education.

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