Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 23rd Edition

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July 22, 2009


Electronic book text, 800 pages


0071605681 / 9780071605687

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  • Market in the USA: Medical students (16,000 per year), Osteopathic and Chiropractic students (5,000 per year), Nurse Practitioner students (5,500 per year), Physician Assistant students (4,500 per year)
  • Readers will be able to download study questions to their iPod
  • Online Learning Center offers cases, illustrations, and exam questions
  • Includes 800 full-color illustrations

Table of contents

I. Introduction

1. The General 7 Cellular Basis of medical physiology

II. Physiology of Nerve & Muscle Cells

2. Excitable Tissue: Nerve

3. Excitable Tissue: Muscle

4. Synaptic & Junctional Transmission

5. Initiation of Impulses in Sense Organs

III. Functions of the nervous System 13. the Autonomic Nervous system

14. Central Regulation of Visceral Function

15. Neural Basis of Instinctual Behavior & emotions

16. Higher Functions of the Nervous System


17. Energy Valance, Metabolism & Nutrition

18. The Thyroid Gland

19. Endocrin Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism

20. The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex

21. Hormonal Control of Calcium Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone

22. The Pituitary Gland

23. Gonads: Development & Function of the Reproduction System

24. Endocrine Functions of the Kidneys, Heart & Isneal Gland

V. Gastrointestinal Function

25. Digestion & Absorption

26. Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function


27. Circulating Body Fluids

28. Origin of the Heartgbeat & The Electrical Activity of the Heart

29. The Heart as a Pump

30. Dynamics of GBlood & Lymph Flow

31. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms

32.Circulation Through Special Regions

33. Cardiosvascular Homeotasis in Health & Disease


34. Pulmonary Function

35. Gas Transport Between the Lungs & the Tissues

36.Regulation of Respiration

37. Respiratory Adjustments in Health & Disease

VII Formation & Excretion of Urine

Author comments

Kim E. Barrett, PhD Dean of Graduate Studies, University of California, San Diego LaJolla, CA
Heddwen Brooks, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Scott Boitano, PhD Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Susan Barman, PhD Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

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