Table of contents for Human physiology : the basis of medicine / Gillian Pocock and Christopher D. Richards.

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1. What is physiology?

2. The chemical constitution of the body

3. Introducing cells

4. The transport functions of the plasma membrane

5. Principles of cell signaling

6. Nerve cells and their connections

7. Muscle

8. Sensory systems

9. The physiology of motor systems

10. The autonomic nervous system

11. Some aspects of higher nervous function

12. The hormonal regulation of the body

13. The properties of blood

14. Defense against infection: inflammation and immunity

15. The heart and circulation

16. The respiratory system

17. The kidney and the regulation of the internal environment

18. The digestive system

19. The nutritional needs of the body

20. The physiology of the male and female productive systems

21. Fertilization, pregnancy and lactation

22. Fetal and neonatal physiology

23. The control of growth

24. Energy balance and the control of metabolic rate

25. The physiology of exercise

26. The regulation of body temperature

27. The regulation of plasma glucose

28. The regulation of body fluid volume

29. Acid-base balance

30. The physiology of high altitude and diving

31. Clinical physiology

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Human physiology.
Physiology, Pathological.
Physiological Processes