by Robert Matthew Berne, Matthew N. Levy

Hardcover(2nd ed)

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PHYSIOLOGY is known for its direct, scientific approach to the subject matter. Its well-respected authors use an organ system-based approach to clearly describe all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function. This 5th Edition features a greatly increased emphasis on molecular biology and genetic diseases. And, the Nervous System section has been completely reorganized in accordance with the latest trends in medical education.


  • Key experimental observations and examples provide a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes.
  • Clinical information is emphasized throughout, via shaded boxes that highlight clinical correlations.
  • Self-study problems, as well as a mini-exam at the end of the book, help students master the material.
What's New:
  • Greatly expanded and updated coverage of molecular biology and genetic diseases throughout explores how recent scientific discoveries in these areas have expanded our understanding of physiology.
  • The Nervous System section has been thoroughly restructured to reflect the most current trends in medical education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801616976
Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/1992
Edition description: 2nd ed
Pages: 1088
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Section 1: CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY 1. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water 2. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials 3. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials 4. Synaptic Transmission 5. Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal Transduction Pathways Section II: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 6. The Nervous System and Its Components 7. The Peripheral Nervous System 8. The Somatosensory System 9. The Visual System 10. The Auditory and Vestibular Systems 11. The Chemical Senses 12. Spinal Organization of Motor Function 13. Descending Pathways Involved in Motor Control 14. Motor Control by the Cerebral Cortex, Cerebellum, and Basal Ganglia 15. The Autonomic Nervous System and its Central Control 16. The Cerebral Cortex and Higher Functions of the Nervous System Section III: MUSCLE 17. Contractile Mechanism of Muscle Cells 18. Skeletal Muscle Physiology 19. Smooth Muscle Section IV: THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 20. Blood and Hemostasis 21. The Circuitry 22. Electrical Activity of the Heart 23. The Cardiac Pump 24. Regulation of the Heartbeat 25. Hemodynamics 26. The Arterial System 27. The Microcirculation and Lymphatics 28. The Peripheral Circulation and Its Control 29. Control of Cardiac Output: Coupling of Heart and Blood Vessels 30. Special Circulations 31. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in the Control of the Circulation Section V: THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM 32. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 33. Mechanical Properties in Breathing 34. Pulmonary and Bronchial Circulations: Ventilation/Perfusion Ratios 35. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide: Tissue Oxygenation 36. Control of Breathing SectionVI: THE GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM 37. Gastrointestinal Motility 38. Gastrointestinal Secretions 39. Digestion and Absorption Section VII: THE KIDNEY 40. Elements of Renal Function 41. Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron: Tubular Function 42. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume 43. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis 44. Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance Section VIII: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM 45. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology 46. Whole Body Metabolism 47. Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets 48. Endocrine Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism 49. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 50. The Thyroid Gland 51. The Adrenal Glands 52. The Reproductive Glands"

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