Fundamentals of Human Physiology

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2011 - Science - 720 pages
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Organized around the central theme of homeostasis, FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY is a carefully condensed version of Lauralee Sherwood's HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS. It provides clear, current, concise, clinically oriented coverage of physiology. Many analogies and frequent references to everyday experiences help students relate to the physiology concepts presented. Offering helpful art and pedagogical features, Sherwood promotes understanding of the basic principles and concepts of physiology rather than memorization of details and provides a foundation for future careers in the health professions.
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Contents

Preface
Introduction to Physiologyand Homeostasis
Cell Physiology
The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential
Principles of Neural and Hormona Communicationl
The Central Nervous System
The Peripheral Nervous System Afferent Division and Special Senses
The Peripheral Nervous System Eff erent Division
Fluid and AcidBase Balance
The Digestive System
Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation
The Endocrine System
The Reproductive System
The Metric System
A Review of Chemical Principles
Storage Replication and Expression of Genetic Information

Muscle Physiology
Cardiac Physiology
The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure
The Blood and Body Defenses
The Respiratory System
The Urinary System
The Chemistry of AcidBase Balance
Answers to EndofChapter Objective Questions Points to Ponder and Clinical Considerations
Glossary
Index
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

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 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, and ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY: FROM GENES TO ORGANISMS, all published by Cengage Learning/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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