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Physiology - An Illustrated Review


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781604062021
Publication Date: October 2011

The perfect study tool - packed with key information and full-color illustrations!

The perfect study tool for preparing for your courses or examinations - Physiology - An Illustrated Review's focused presentation and full-color illustrations makes learning the complex information essential to success easier. Sidebars make connections to underlying concepts in other basic sciences or apply the concepts presented in the clinical setting.


  • Succinct bullet-point text streamlines studying
  • Hundreds of full-color illustrations reinforce clear explanatory text
  • Numerous tables sum up crucial information for quick review
  • Frequent sidebars build on and integrate learning across the basic sciences and apply this learning to the clinical setting
  • 200 review questions with a rationale for why answers are right or wrong test mastery and help you prepare for exams
  • An additional 200 review questions, all available online allow you to test yourself and get immediate feedback, quickly identifying areas for further study

I Cell Physiology
1 The Cell Membrane
2 Neurotransmission
3 Muscle Cell Physiology
Questions & Answers
II Neurophysiology
4 Autonomic Nervous System
5 Sensory Systems
6 Motor Systems
7 Higher Cortical Functions
Questions & Answers
III Cardiovascular Physiology
8 Electrophysiology of the Heart
9 The Heart as a Pump
10 The Circulation
11 Response of the Cardiovascular system to Gravity, Exercise, and Hemorrhage
Questions & Answers
IV Respiratory Physiology
12 Ventilation and Pulmonary Blood Flow
13 Gas Exchange and Transport
14 Control of Respiration
Questions & Answers
V Renal Physiology and Acid-base Balance
15 Renal Anatomy, Body Fluids, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance
16 Renal Tubular Transport
17 Regulation of Water Balance and the Concentration and Dilution of Urine
18 Acid-base Balance
Questions & Answers
VI Gastrointestinal Physiology
19 Structure and Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Tract
20 Gastrointestinal Motility
21 Gastrointestinal Secretion
22 Digestion and Absorption
Questions & Answers
VII Endocrine Physiology
23 General Principles of Endocrine Physiology
24 The Pituitary Gland
25 Thyroid Hormones
26 Calcium Metabolism
27 Adrenal Hormones
28 Endocrine Pancreas
Questions & Answers
VIII Reproductive Physiology
29 Sexual Differentiation, Puberty, and Male and Female Reproduction
Questions & Answers

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