Essentials of Animal Physiology
by S. C. Rastogi
Edition: Fourth Edition, 2008
This comprehensive, fully updated text describes the essential concepts of animal physiology and related biochemistry for students of biology and related disciplines. In terms of presentation and contents, the book offers relevant fundamentals of physiology and animal behaviour under diverse conditions. The text will certainly satisfy the needs of students of biology, home science and animal husbandry.
-Covers physiology of organ systems of animals, including human and mammalian physiology.
-Surveys functional specialisation of organisms and their survival ability under environmental stresses.
-Explains criteria of physiological variations among organisms living in diverse habitats.
-New coverage on animal calorimetry to explain energy requirements of animals.
-In depth coverage of membrane physiology.
-A new chapter on physiological disorders emanating from organellar malfunctions and genetic disabilities.
1. Cell Structure and Functions
3. Biological Oxidations
4. Enzymes: The Biological Catalysts
5. Animal Calorimetry
7. Digestion and Absorption
8. Water Relations and Ionic Regulations
9. Membrane Physiology
10. Temperature Regulation
11. Body Fluids
12. Circulation of Blood
15. Nerve Physiology
16. Sensory Mechanisms
17. Nerve Coordination
18. Effector Organs
19. Hormonal Regulation
21. The Genetic Code and Protein Synthesis
22. Physiological Disorders
23. Physiological Genetics
24. Immune System
25. Physiology of Aging