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Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems
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HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY: FROM CELLS TO SYSTEMS

HARDBACK BY SHERWOOD, LAURALEE (WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY)

£62.99

ISBN
9781285866932
IMPRINT
CENGAGE LEARNING, INC
 
 
EDITION
9TH EDITION
PUBLISHER
CENGAGE LEARNING, INC
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FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
912 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
02 OCT 2014

DESCRIPTION

Organized around the central theme of homeostasis-how the body meets changing demands while maintaining the internal constancy necessary for all cells and organs to function-HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY helps you appreciate the integrated functioning of the human body. Author Lauralee Sherwood uses clear, straightforward language, analogies, and frequent references to everyday experiences to help you learn and relate to physiology concepts. The vibrant art program and empowering digital resources-including robust 3D animations and rich homework problems -enable you to visualize important concepts and processes. By focusing on the core principles and sharing enthusiasm for the subject matter, Sherwood helps you develop a solid foundation for future courses and careers in the health profession.

CONTENTS

1. Introduction to Physiology and Homeostasis. 2. Cell Physiology. 3. The Plasma Membrane and Membrane Potential. 4. Principles of Neural and Hormonal Communication. 5. The Central Nervous System. 6. The Peripheral Nervous System: Afferent Division; Special Senses. 7. The Peripheral Nervous System: Efferent Division. 8. Muscle Physiology. 9. Cardiac Physiology. 10. The Blood Vessels and Blood Pressure. 11. The Blood. 12. Body Defenses. 13. The Respiratory System. 14. The Urinary System. 15. Fluid and Acid-Base Balance. 16. The Digestive System. 17. Energy Balance and Temperature Regulation. 18. Principles of Endocrinology; The Central Endocrine Glands. 19. The Peripheral Endocrine Glands. 20. The Reproductive System. Appendix: A Review of Chemical Principles. Appendix: Text References to Exercise Physiology. Appendix: Answers to Check Your Understanding, End-of-Chapter Objective Questions, Quantitative Exercises, Points to Ponder, and Clinical Considerations. Glossary. Index.