The 12th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates reflecting today's medicine and science, and accessible online at studentconsult.com, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge.
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I Introduction to physiology: the cell and general physiology
1: Functional organization of the human body and control of the 'internal environment
2: The cell and its functions
3: Genetic control of protein synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction
II Membrane physiology, nerve, and muscle
4: The DNA code in the cell nucleus is transferred to an RNA code in the cell cytoplasm -- the process of transcription
5: Membrane potentials and action potentials
6: Contraction of skeletal muscle
7: Excitation of skeletal muscle: neuromuscular transmission and excitation-contraction coupling
8: Contraction and excitation of smooth muscle
III The heart
9: Cardiac muscle: the heart as a pump and function of the heart muscles
10: Rhythmical excitatory and conductive system of the heart
11: The normal electrocardiogram
12: Electrocardiographic interpretation of cardica muscle and coronary blood flow abnormalities: vectrial analysis
13: Cardiac arrhythmias and their electrocardiographic interpretation
IV The circulation
14: Overview of the circulation; medical biophysics of pressure, flow, and resistance
15: Vascular distensibility and functions of the arterial and venous systems
16: The microcirculation and lymphatic system: capillary fluid exchange, interstitial fluid, and lymph flow
17: Local and humoral control of tissue flow by the tissues
18: Nervous regulation of the circulation, and rapid control of arterial pressure
19: Role of the kidneys in long-term control of arterial pressure and in hypertension: the integrated system for aterial pressure regulation
20: Cardiac output, venous return, and their regulation
21: Muscle blood flow and cardiac output during exercise; the coronary circulation and ischemic heart disease
22: Cardiac failure
23: Heart valves and heart sounds; dynamics of valvular and congenital heart defects
24: Circulatory shock and physiology of its treatment
V The body fluids and kidneys
25: The body fluids compartments: extracellular and intracellular fluids; intersitial fluid and edema
26: Urine formation by the kidney
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 12e.