Physiology: Cases and Problems

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009 - Medical - 347 pages
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This collection of 60 cases covers the clinically relevant physiology topics that first- and second-year medical students need to know for a first-year physiology course and for USMLE Step 1. Organized by body system, the book presents case studies with questions and problems, followed by complete explanations and solutions including diagrams, graphs, and charts. This edition includes four new cases and more illustrations and flowcharts.

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Contents

Permeability and Simple Diffusion
2
Osmolarity Osmotic Pressure and Osmosis
7
Nernst Equation and Equilibrium Potentials
13
Primary Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
19
Effect of Lidocaine on Nerve Action Potentials
24
Myelin and Conduction Velocity
28
Case
30
Neuromuscular Transmission
32
Left Ventricular Failure
91
Ventricular Septal Defect
97
AOrtic StenOSiS
101
Atrioventricular Conduction Block
105
Respiratory Physiology
109
and Alveolar Ventilation
110
Gases and Gas Exchange
116
Ascent to High Altitude
122

Effects of Catecholamines
36
Central Autonomic Failure
42
Cardiovascular Physiology
47
ESSential Cardiovascular Calculations
48
Ventricular PressureVolume Loops
57
Responses to Changes in Posture
64
Cardiovascular Responses to Exercise
69
The ReninAngiotensinAldosterone System
74
Regulation of Blood Pressure
79
Right Ventricular Failure
86
Obstructive Lung Disease
128
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
139
Restrictive Lung Disease
146
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
153
Pneumothorax
157
Case 41
161
Gastrointestinal Physiology
239
Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology
269
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