Medical Physiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine

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Rodney Rhoades, David R. Bell
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 816 pages
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Now in its Third Edition, this text clearly and concisely presents the physiological principles that are essential to clinical medicine. Outstanding pedagogical features include Active Learning Objectives that emphasize problem-solving applications of basic principles; conceptual diagrams that help students visualize complex processes; case studies, Clinical Focus boxes, and From Bench to Bedside boxes; a comprehensive glossary; and online USMLE-style questions with answers and explanations. This edition features a new Immunology and Organ Function chapter and a completely rewritten and reorganized cardiovascular section.

A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an interactive question bank, case studies with practice questions, animations of complex processes, an image bank, and links for further study.

  

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For most systems, this book seemed far too detailed. The best by far was the renal system - the book clarified the subject matter for me rather than confusing it with too much complexity.

Contents

PART
1
Homeostasis and Cellular Signaling 1
19
The Action Potential Synaptic Transmission
38
NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
65
The Motor System
95
The Autonomic Nervous System
111
Integrative Functions of
122
Skeletal and Smooth Muscle
140
The Regulation of Fluid
419
AcidBase Balance
442
PART VII
463
Gastrointestinal Secretion Digestion
497
The Physiology of the Liver
530
PART VIII
543
Exercise Physiology
567
ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
581

BLOOD AND IMMUNOLOGY
169
Immunology Organ Interaction
187
CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
207
PART V
319
Gas Transfer and Transport
348
Pulmonary Circulation
361
The Control of Ventilation
374
RENAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BODY FLUIDS 3
391
The Hypothalamus and
596
The Thyroid Gland
612
The Male Reproductive System
671
The Female Reproductive System
689
Common Abbreviations in Physiology
727
Index
773
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Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine. He has an established career in physiological research, teaching, graduate training, and department administration. Professor Rhoades has over 25 years of teaching experience and has taught several thousand students at two major research universities. He has edited several textbooks in Physiology for both undergraduate and medical students. His area of expertise is respiratory physiology and his research has been supported by National Institutes of Health. He has written over 80 articles for scientific journals and has published several review chapters. His honors include a NASA fellowship, and a NIH Career Development Award. He has served on NIH study sections, editorial board for American. Journal of Physiology, and currently serves as ad hoc reviewer for several other professional journals. He has served two times on the National Board of Medical Examiners Physiology Test Committee, once as a committee chair. Professor Rhoades has also chaired and/or organized international symposia, and has been invited to speak at national and international meetings in physiology.

David R. Bell is the Xinmei Zhang and Yongge Dai Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he researches how people use the Internet and related technologies for shopping and information. David is an active angel investor in, and advisor to, a variety of Internet startups.

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