MedicalPhysiology2ed2003Rhoades
наименование:Medical Physiology
автор/ы : Rhoades PhD Rodney A., Tanner George A.
год : 2004
страниц : 896
издательство : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins , 2nd edition
ISBN: 0781719364

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Reviewer: Robert W. Teel, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This softcover physiology book is updated and revised from the original printing in 1995: a revision long in coming. There are 18 contributors, most from the same institution. The organization is student friendly with a brief outline and key concepts at the beginning of each chapter. Illustrations are simple and uncluttered. The review questions with explanations are very helpful for student learning and comprehension. The clinical case presentations at the ends of sections are very valuable in bringing clinical relevance to an understanding of physiological concepts. The clinical focus boxes throughout the text also contribute to this. The references are adequate in most cases and the appendix with definitions of abbreviations and the clinical lab values inside the front and back covers are valuable aids.
Purpose: The authors present a book that is neither simple nor too detailed. It is intended that the book provide clear, accurate, and up-to-date material in human physiology. It is designed to avoid presenting information that would not be appropriate for those students who have little interest in the details of research data to underscore a concept. Areas that are subject to controversy have been omitted. The book is concise but complete and has the relevant presentation of systems physiology to provide for appropriate understanding in preparation for diagnosis and treatment of disease. The objectives of the authors of the book are met well.
Audience: Primarily, the book is written for medical students, but it is also useful for students in other healthcareareas. It lacks the overall depth that a serious graduate student in physiology might need. The book could also be used by practicing physicians as well as residents, although again in critical areas it may not be adequate to give explanations that might be demanded. The authors are credible, experienced in teaching medical students and have contributed in areas of their expertise.
Features: The book begins with basic concepts in homeostasis and cell membrane physiology and then proceeds to cover the major physiological systems of the human body. The organization of the chapters is such that students should find reading comfortable. The clinical focus boxes bring clinical relevance to the material being presented. The test questions with answers and particularly the clinical cases with explanations of questions are distinct plus features of the textbook. The illustrations are adequate and easy to understand, although they lack the flair that other textbooks out there now have but that flair adds to the cost of the book. I was somewhat surprised that this book cost as much as some other quality hardcover books.
Assessment: Eight years is a long time between editions. There are numerous other books out there written at this level and some are more detailed and academic in content but most use a limited amount of color print, probably to reduce publication costs. This book lacks the authoritativeness of Berne and Levy's Physiology, 5th edition (Elsevier Science, 2004), but its organization and the expansiveness of test questions and clinical cases make it a useful addition to the field. However, the best written and styled textbook in the field, in my mind, is the Boron and Boulpaep, Medical Physiology (Elsevier Science, 2003).




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PART I CELLULAR PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 1: Homeostasis and Cellular Signaling
Patricia J. Gallagher, Ph.D., and George A. Tanner, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 2: The Cell Membrane, Membrane Transport, and the Resting Membrane Potential
Stephen A. Kempson, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 3: The Action Potential, Synaptic Transmission, and Maintenance of Nerve Function
Cynthia J. Forehand, Ph.D.
PART II NEUROPHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 4: Sensory Physiology
Richard A. Meiss, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 5: The Motor System
John C. Kincaid, M.D.
CHAPTER 6: The Autonomic Nervous System
John C. Kincaid, M.D.
CHAPTER 7: Integrative Functions of the Nervous System
Cynthia J. Forehand, Ph.D.
PART III MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 8: Contractile Properties of Muscle Cells
Richard A. Meiss, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 9: Skeletal Muscle and Smooth Muscle
Richard A. Meiss, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 10: Cardiac Muscle
Richard A. Meiss, Ph.D.
PART IV BLOOD AND CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 11: Blood Components, Immunity, and Hemostasis
Denis English, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 12: An Overview of the Circulation and Hemodynamics
Thom W. Rooke, M.D., and Harvey V. Sparks, Jr., M.D.
CHAPTER 13: The Electrical Activity of the Heart
Thom W. Rooke, M.D., and Harvey V. Sparks, Jr., M.D.
CHAPTER 14: The Cardiac Pump
Thom W. Rooke, M.D., and Harvey V. Sparks, Jr., M.D.
CHAPTER 15: The Systemic Circulation
Thom W. Rooke, M.D., and Harvey V. Sparks, Jr., M.D.
CHAPTER 16: The Microcirculation and the Lymphatic System
H. Glenn Bohlen, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 17: Special Circulations
H. Glenn Bohlen, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 18: Control Mechanisms in Circulatory Function
Thom W. Rooke, M.D., and Harvey V. Sparks, Jr., M.D.
PART V RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 19: Ventilation and the Mechanics of Breathing
Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 20: Pulmonary Circulation and Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 21: Gas Transfer and Transport
Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 22: The Control of Ventilation
Rodney A. Rhoades, Ph.D.
PART VI RENAL PHYSIOLOGY AND BODY FLUIDS
CHAPTER 23: Kidney Function
George A. Tanner, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 24: The Regulation of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
George A. Tanner, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 25: Acid-Base Balance
George A. Tanner, Ph.D.
PART VII GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 26: Neurogastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Motility
Jackie D. Wood, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 27: Gastrointestinal Secretion, Digestion, and Absorption
Patrick Tso, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 28: The Physiology of the Liver
Patrick Tso, Ph.D., and James McGill, M.D.
PART VIII TEMPERATURE REGULATION AND EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 29: The Regulation of Body Temperature
C. Bruce Wenger, M.D., Ph.D.
CHAPTER 30: Exercise Physiology
Alon Harris, Ph.D., and Bruce E. Martin, Ph.D.
PART IX ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 31: Endocrine Control Mechanisms
Daniel E. Peavy, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 32: The Hypothalamus and the Pituitary Gland
Robert V. Considine, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 33: The Thyroid Gland
Robert V. Considine, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 34: The Adrenal Gland
Robert V. Considine, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 35: The Endocrine Pancreas
Daniel E. Peavy, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 36: Endocrine Regulation of Calcium, Phosphate, and Bone Metabolism
Daniel E. Peavy, Ph.D.
PART X REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY
CHAPTER 37: The Male Reproductive System
Paul F. Terranova, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 38: The Female Reproductive System
Paul F. Terranova, Ph.D.
CHAPTER 39: Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Fetal Development
Paul F. Terranova, Ph.D.
Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
Appendix B: Common Abbreviations in Physiology
Normal Blood, Plasma, or Serum Values inside front cover


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