Berne & Levy Principles of Physiology
Berne & Levy Principles of Physiology,
Edition 4 With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
By Matthew N. Levy, MD, Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD

Publication Date: 09 Sept 2005

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Here's a succinct, up-to-date summary of the physiological processes that take place in the human body, written in a straightforward and easy-to-understand manner. Derived from Berne et al.'s more lengthy text, Physiology, 5th Edition, it concisely and efficiently covers all of the most need-to-know concepts in the field. Updates include discussions of how the most recent findings in molecular biology and genetics affect our knowledge of physiology. A wealth of case examples, full-color artwork, review questions with answers, and boxes, tables, and graphs help readers to easily and thoroughly master the material.

Key Features

  • Provides shaded "clinical boxes" to demonstrate abstract concepts' relevance to human physiological phenomena.
  • Offers case examples that show how physiological processes respond to various stimuli or to pathological processes.
  • Delivers hundreds of full-color illustrations that make complex physiological principles easy to grasp quickly.
  • Includes abundant graphs, figures, and tables that display information at a glance.
  • Presents review questions and answers that allow readers to evaluate their comprehension.

New Features

  • Incorporates a great deal of new information on how new discoveries in molecular biology and genetics affect our understanding of human physiology.
  • Includes access to — with the full text of the book online, integration links to relevant material from other STUDENT CONSULT texts, online self-assessment activities, a community center, and other valuable features.
About the author
By Matthew N. Levy, MD, Professor Emeritus, Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH; Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine & Physiology, Dean Academic Affairs & Education, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT; and Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire
Table of Contents
I. Cell Physiology
Howard C. Kutchai

1. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water

2. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials

3. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials

4. Synaptic Transmission

5. Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Signal-Transduction Pathways

II. Nervous System
William D. Willis, Jr.

6. Cellular Organization

7. General Sensory System

8. Special Senses

9. Motor System

10. Autonomic Nervous System and Its Control

11. Higher Functions of the Nervous System

III. Muscle
James Watras

12. Skeletal Muscle

13. Cardiac Muscle

14. Smooth Muscle

IV. Cardiovascular System
Matthew N. Levy and Achilles Pappano

15. Overview of the Circulation, Blood, and Hemostasis

16. Electrical Activity of the Heart

17. Natural Excitation of the Heart

18. Cardiac Pump

19. Regulation of the Heartbeat

20. Hemodynamics

21. Arterial System

22. Microcirculation and Lymphatics

23. Peripheral Circulation and Its Control

24. Control of Cardiac Output. Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels

25. Special Circulations

26. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in Control of the Circulation

V. Respiratory System
Michelle M. Cloutier and Roger S. Thrall

27. Overview of the Respiratory System

28. Mechanical Properties of the Lung and Chest Wall

29. Ventilation, Perfusion, and Their Relationship

30. Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport

31. Control of Respiration

32. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung

VI. Digestive System
Howard C. Kutchai

33. Motility of the Gastrointestinal Tract

34. Gastrointestinal Secretions

35. Digestion and Absorption

VII. Renal System
Bruce M. Koeppen and Bruce A. Stanton

36. Elements of Renal Function

37. Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron. Tubular Function

38. Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Extracellular Fluid Volume

39. Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis

40. Role of the Kidneys in Acid-Base Balance

VIII. Endocrine System
Saul M. Genuth

41. General Principles of Endocrine Physiology

42. Whole-Body Metabolism

43. Hormones of the Pancreatic Islets

44. Endocrine Regulation of the Metabolism of Calcium and Phosphate

45. Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

46. Thyroid Gland

47. Adrenal Cortex

48. Adrenal Medulla

49. Overview of Reproductive Function

50. Male Reproduction

51. Female Reproduction

Answers to Case Studies


Book details
ISBN: 9780323031950
Page Count: 820
Retail Price: €79.99
0-323-03390-3, 978-0-323-03390-9, Berne, Levy, Koeppen & Stanton: Physiology, Updated Edition, With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 5e, Nov-2004