Physiology, a synthesizing science, has recently been revolutionized with the advent of new techniques of molecular biology. There are various themes in animal physiology, which are basic to all the animal groups since selective forces during evolution have shaped them. In order to highlight the "Basic Principles of Animal Physiology" this volume has been compiled to make the students conversant about the basic and applied aspects of physiology. It starts with the introduction to atomic and molecular basis of life, cell structure and its chemical constituents and metabolism followed by discussion on various organ systems such as digestive, respiratory, circulatory, receptor, nervous, endocrine, defense and reproductive systems.
R. C. Sobti.: Department of Biotechnology, Punjab University, Chandigarh
Introduction / Atoms, Ions, Acids, Bases and Salts / Inorganic Compounds / The Cell: Functional Anatomy / Cellular Organic Components-I: Carbohydrates / Cellular Organic Components-II: Lipids / Cellular Organic Compounds-III: Proteins / Enzymes and Coenzymes / Nucleic Acids / Metabolism / Physiology of Respiration / Nutrition / Physiology of Digestion / Physiology of Muscle Contraction / General Account of Body Fluids / Blood and Lymph / Physiology of Circulation / Physiology of Integration / Physiology of Receptor System / Introduction to Immune System / Chemical Coordinators / Physiology of Renal Excretion / Physiology of Reproduction / Animal Cell Culture and Biotechnology / Index.
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