Color Atlas of Physiology, Part 471

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Thieme, 2003 - Medical - 436 pages
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The 5th English edition has been thoroughly revised in terms of content and organization of the didactic material; almost all of the color illustrations have been drawn anew for improved clarity. The extensive introductory chapter focuses on aspects of cytophysiology. Owing to the considerably expanded text and improved illustrative material, functional connections are easily recognized; new concepts and current advances in research are taken fully into account.

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General and cellular physiology; Nerve and muscle; Autonomic nervous system; Blood; respiration; Acid-base balance; Kidney salt and water balance; Heart and circulation; Thermal balance and thermoregulation; Nutrition and digestion; Hormonal control; Central nervous system and senses


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Fundamentals and Cell Physiology
Neuron Structure and Function
Propagation of Action Potentials in Nerve Fiber
Motor Endplate
Contraction of Striated Muscle
Smooth Muscle
Physical Fitness and Training
Nerve and Muscle Physical Wi 3 Autonomic Nervous System ANS
Kidneys Salt and Water Balance
Glomerular Filtration and Clearance 152
Reabsorption of Organic Substances 158
Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular System
Thermal Balance and Thermoregulati
Nutrition and Digestion
Hormones and Reproduction

Acetylcholine and CholinergicTransmission
Lung Volumes and their Measurement 112
Dead Space Residual Volume and Airway Resistance 114
CO2 Transport in Blood 124
Binding and Transport of O2 in Blood 128
Effects of High Altitude on Respiration 136
AcidBase Homeostasis
Acidosisand Alkalosis 142
Central Nervous System and Senses
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Proprioception Stretch Reflex 316
Central Conduction of Sensory Input 322
Hypothalamus Limbic System 330
Cerebral Cortex Electroencephalogram EEG 332
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Page 6 - ... of final causes for the facts that they observe; while physiologists are inclined to acknowledge an harmonious and pre-established unity in an organized body, all of whose partial actions are interdependent and mutually generative. We really must learn, then, that if we break up a living organism by isolating its different parts, it is only for the sake of ease in experimental analysis, and by no means in order to conceive them separately. Indeed when we wish to ascribe to a physiological quality...
Page 42 - The neuron is the structural and functional unit of the nervous system The human nervous system contains more than 10 billion neurons.

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Professor and Head, Dept. of Physiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany