Berne & Levy Physiology has long been respected for its scientifically rigorous approach - one that leads to an in-depth understanding of the body's dynamic processes. The long-awaited 7th Edition by Drs. Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton, continues this tradition of excellence with updated coverage and new features throughout. With integrated coverage of biophysics and neurophysiology, key experimental observations and examples, and full-color design and artwork, this mid-size text is "just right" for a complete understanding of this complex field.
An organ system-based approach clearly describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function.
Key experimental observations and examples provide a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes.
Student Consult access allows you to view the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go, perform quick searches, tap into relevant bonus content from other Student Consult titles, test your understanding with USMLE-style review questions, add your own notes and bookmarks, and much more.
More "In the Clinic" and "At the Molecular Level" boxes help readers better understand and apply what they've learned.
New coverage includes expanded discussions of gut and lung microbiota,; the limbic system; the hypthalamus and control of food intake; cardiac and vascular function curves during exercise; new aspects of lipid absorption; GI and metabolic consequences of bariatric surgery, the role of innate lymphoid cells in defense of the respiratory system, molecular mechanisms in normal and pathological muscle contraction; arterial pulse changes with age and the ankle-brachial index; regulation of the blood-brain barrier and cerebral blood flow; the regulation of phosphate; and thyroid hormone mechanism of action.
Each chapter begins with an all-new bulleted list of questions and ends with key concepts covered in that chapter.
Section 1: Cellular Physiology 1. Principles of Cell and Membrane Function 2. Homeostasis: Volume and Composition of Body Fluid Compartments 3. Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expression Section 2: The Nervous System 4. The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems 5. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials 6. Synaptic Transmission 7. The Somatosensory System 8. The Special Senses 9. Organization of Motor Function 10. Higher Functions of the Nervous System 11. The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control Section 3: Muscle 12. Skeletal Muscle Physiology 13. Cardiac Muscle 14. Smooth Muscle Section 4: The Cardiovascular System 15. Overview of Circulation 16. Elements of Cardiac Function 17. Properties of the Vasculature 18. Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature 19. Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System Section 5: The Respiratory System 20. Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 21. Static Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics 22. Dynamic Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics 23. Ventilation (V.), Perfusion (Q.), and V./Q. Relationships 24. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport 25. Control of Respiration 26. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung Section 6: Gastrointestinal Physiology 27. Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract 28. The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Meal 29. The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal 30. The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal 31. The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal 32. Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liver Section 7: The Renal System 33. Elements of Renal Function 34. Solute and Water Transport along the Nephron: Tubular Function 35. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume 36. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis 37. Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance Section 8: The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems 38. Introduction to the Endocrine System 39. Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism 40. Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism 41. The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 42. The Thyroid Gland 43. The Adrenal Glands 44. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems