Essential Medical Physiology
This textbook is designed to equip students with the background in physiology required for medical practice or for further study in the biomedical sciences. It provides treatments of the fundamental principles of general and organ system-specific physiology and the complexities of integrative physiology.
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The Internal Environment
Control of Cell Function
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