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Preface v Contributors vii Part I Cellular Physiology Chapter 1: Homeostasis and Cellular Signaling Dr. Patricia Gallagher Chapter 2: The Plasma Membrane, Transport and Resting Membrane Potential Dr. Stephen Kempson Chapter 3: Action Potential, Synaptic Transmission, and Maintenance of Nerve Function. Dr. Cynthia J. Forehand Part II Neuromuscular Physiology Chapter 4: Sensory Physiology Dr. Richard A. Meiss Chapter 5: The Motor System Dr. John C. Kincaid Chapter 6: The Autonomic Nervous System Dr. John C. Kincaid Chapter 7: Integrative Function of the Nervous System Dr. Cynthia J. Forehand Chapter 8: Skeletal and Smooth Muscle Dr. Richard A. Meiss Part III Blood and Immunology Chapter 9: Blood Components Dr. Gabi Waite Chapter 10: Immunology, Organ Interaction and Homeostasis Dr. Gabi Waite Part IV Cardiovascular Physiology Chapter 11: An Overview of Circulation and Homodynamics Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 12: The Electrical Activity of the Heart Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 13: The Cardiac Pump Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 14: The Systemic Circulation Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 15: The Microcirculation Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 16: Special Circulation Dr. David R. Bell Chapter 17: Control Mechanisms in Circulatory Function Dr. David R. Bell Part V Respiratory Physiology Chapter 18: Ventilation and Mechanics of Breathing Dr. Rodney A. Rhoades Chapter 19: Gas Transfer and Gas Transport Dr. Rodney A. Rhoades Chapter 20: Blood Flow and Ventilation-Perfusion Relationships Dr. Rodney A. Rhoades Chapter 21: Control of Ventilation & Respiration in Unusual Environments Dr. Rodney A. Rhoades Part VI Renal Physiology and Body Fluids Chapter 22: Kidney Function Dr. George A. Tanner Chapter 23: Regulation of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance Dr. George A. Tanner Chapter 24: Acid-Base Balance Dr. George A. Tanner Part VII Gastrointestinal Physiology Chapter 25: Neurogastroenterology Gastrointestinal Motility Dr. Jackie D. Wood Chapter 26: Gastrointestinal Secretion, Digestion, and Absorption Dr. Patrick Tso Chapter 27: Liver Function Dr. Patrick Tso Part VIII Temperature Regulation and Exercise Physiology Chapter 28: Regulation of Body Temperature Dr. Frank A. Witzman Chapter 29: Exercise Physiology Dr. Frank A. Witzman Part IX Endocrine Physiology Chapter 30: Endocrine Control Mechanisms Dr. Jeffery S. Elmendorf Chapter 31: The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland Dr. Robert C. Considine Chapter 32: The Thyroid Gland Dr. Robert C. Considine Chapter 33: The Adrenal Gland Dr. Robert C. Considine Chapter 34: The Endocrine Pancreas Dr. Jeffery S. Elmendorf Chapter 35: Endocrine Regulation of Calcium, Phosphate, and Bone Homeostasis Dr. Jeffery S. Elmendorf Part X Reproductive Physiology Chapter 36: The Male Reproductive System Dr. Jeffery S. Elmendorf Chapter 37: The Female Reproductive System Dr. Robert C. Considine Chapter 38: Fertilization, Pregnancy, and Fetal Development Dr. Robert C. Considine Appendix: Common Abbreviations in Physiology Glossary Index 741
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