Grasp key concepts quickly with the visual, concise, and clinical approach to physiology found in this second edition of Netter's Essential Physiology. Lucid prose combines with classic Netter art, clinical correlations, "light bulb" side notes, end-of-chapter questions, and brand-new videos to ensure a complete understanding of these complex concepts. Logically written and highly readable, it's ideal for a basic understanding of physiology, as an overview of the subject, or as a supplement to lectures.
You may also be interested in: Netter's Physiology Flash Cards: ISBN 978-0-323-35954-2, the companion flash cards to this book.
Beautifully clear drawings and diagrams from the Netter collection illustrate key concepts and further your visual understanding of the subject.
Self-assessment review questions at the end of each chapter serve to expedite study.
Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, 8 animations, and new video tutorials. You'll also be able to test your knowledge with additional multiple-choice questions.
A brand-new chapter on blood provides increased coverage of immunology.
Additional "light bulb" boxes highlight interesting memorable details or examples providing enhanced context.
A greater number of clinical correlations integrate pathophysiology into the content.
New video tutorials explain difficult concepts and help to reinforce comprehension of the material.
Section 1: Cell Physiology, Fluid Homeostasis, and Membrane Transport 1. The Cell and Fluid Homeostasis 2. Membrane Transport Section 1 Review Questions Section 2: The Nervous System and Muscle 3.Nerve and Muscle Physiology 4. Organization and General Functions of the Nervous System 5. Sensory Physiology 6. The Somatic Motor System 7. The Autonomic Nervous System Section 2 Review Questions Section 3: Cardiovascular Physiology 8. The Blood 9. Overview of the Heart and Circulation 10. Cardiac Electrophysiology 11. Flow, Pressure, and Resistance 12. The Cardiac Pump 13. The Peripheral Circulation Section 3 Review Questions Section 4: Respiratory Physiology 14. Pulmonary Ventilation and Perfusion and Diffusion of Gases 15. The Mechanics of Breathing 16. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport and Control of Respiration Section 4 Review Questions Section 5: Renal Physiology 17. Overview, Glomerular Filtration, and Renal Clearance 18. Renal Transport Processes 19. Urine Concentration and Dilution Mechanisms 20. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Volume and Osmolarity 21. Regulation of Acid-Base Balance by the Kidneys Section 5 Review Questions Section 6: Gastrointestinal Tract 23.Motility Through the Gastrointestinal Tract 24. Gastrointestinal Secretions 25. Hepatobiliary Function 26. Digestion and Absorption Section 6 Review Questions Section 7: Endocrine Physiology 27. General Principles of Endocrinology and Pituitary and Hypothalamic Hormones 28. Thyroid Hormones 29. Adrenal Hormones 30. The Endocrine Pancreas 31. Calcium-Regulating Hormones 32. Hormones of the Reproductive System Section 7 Review Questions Answers