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Ward. Physiology at a glance. 3e. 2013.

Part 1 Introduction
1 Homeostasis and the physiology of proteins
2 Body water compartments and physiological fluids
3 Cells, membranes and organelles
4 Membrane transport proteins and ion channels
5 Biological electricity
6 Conduction of action potentials
7 The autonomic nervous system
8 Blood
9 Platelets and haemostasis
10 Defence: Inflammation and immunity
11 Principles of diffusion and flow
Part 2 Muscles
12 Skeletal muscle and its contraction
13 Neuromuscular junction and whole muscle contraction
14 Motor units, recruitment and summation
15 Cardiac and smooth muscle
Part 3 The cardiovascular system
16 Introduction to the cardiovascular system
17 The heart
18 The cardiac cycle
19 Initiation of the heart beat and excitation–contraction coupling
20 Control of cardiac output and Starling’s law of the heart
21 Blood vessels
22 Control of blood pressure and blood volume
23 The microcirculation, filtration and lymphatics
24 Local control of blood flow and special circulations
Part 4 The respiratory system
25 Introduction to the respiratory system
26 Lung mechanics
27 Transport of gases and the gas laws
28 Carriage of oxygen and carbon dioxide by the blood
29 Control of breathing
30 Ventilation–perfusion matching and right to left shunts
Part 5 The renal system
31 Introduction to the renal system
32 Renal filtration
33 Reabsorption, secretion and the proximal tubule
34 The loop of Henle and distal nephron
35 Regulation of plasma osmolality and fluid volume
36 Control of acid–base status
Part 6 The gut and metabolism
37 Gastrointestinal tract: overview and the mouth
38 Oesophagus and stomach
39 Small intestine
40 The exocrine pancreas, liver and gallbladder
41 Large intestine
Part 7 Endocrinology and reproduction
42 Endocrine control
43 Control of metabolic fuels
44 The hypothalamus and pituitary gland
45 Thyroid hormones and metabolic rate
46 Growth factors
47 Somatic and skeletal growth
48 Control of plasma calcium
49 The adrenal glands and stress
50 Endocrine control of reproduction
51 Sexual differentiation and function
52 Fertilization, pregnancy and parturition
53 Lactation
Part 8 The sensory and motor systems
54 Introduction to sensory systems
55 Sensory receptors
56 Special senses: Taste and smell
57 Special senses: Vision
58 Special senses: Hearing and balance
59 Motor control and the cerebellum
60 Proprioception and reflexes
Part 9 Self-assessment
Self-assessment MCQs
Answers to self-assessment MCQs
Appendix I: Comparison of the properties of skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle
Appendix II: Normal physiological values