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Ward. Physiology at a glance. 4e. 2017.

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