Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology
Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology,
Edition 2 Mosby Physiology Monograph Series (with Student Consult Online Access)
By Mordecai P. Blaustein, MD, Joseph P. Y. Kao, PhD and Donald R. Matteson, PhD

Publication Date: 01 Feb 2012

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Gain a quick and easy understanding of this complex subject with the 2nd edition of Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology by doctors Mordecai P. Blaustein, Joseph PY Kao, and Donald R. Matteson. The expanded and thoroughly updated content in this Mosby Physiology Monograph Series title bridges the gap between basic biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience, and organ and systems physiology, providing the rich, clinically oriented coverage you need to master the latest concepts in neuroscience. See how cells function in health and disease with extensive discussion of cell membranes, action potentials, membrane proteins/transporters, osmosis, and more. Intuitive and user-friendly, this title is a highly effective way to learn cellular physiology and neurophysiology, and it’s available in print and online at www.studentconsult.com.

Key Features

  • Focus on the clinical implications of the material with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.
  • Gain a solid grasp of transport processes—which are integral to all physiological processes, yet are neglected in many other cell biology texts.
  • Understand therapeutic interventions and get an updated grasp of the field with information on recently discovered molecular mechanisms.
  • Conveniently explore mathematical derivations with special boxes throughout the text.

Test your knowledge of the material with an appendix of multiple-choice review questions, complete with correct answers

New Features

  • Understand the latest concepts in neurophysiology with a completely new section on Synaptic Physiology.
  • Learn all of the newest cellular physiology knowledge with sweeping updates throughout.
  • Reference key abbreviations, symbols, and numerical constants at a glance with new appendices.
  • Study with the book online at www.studentconsult.com.
About the author
By Mordecai P. Blaustein, MD, Professor & Chairman, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD; Joseph P. Y. Kao, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD and Donald R. Matteson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Table of Contents


SECTION I: Fundamental Physicochemical Concepts

1 Introduction: Homeostasis and Cellular Physiology

2 Diffusion and Permeability

3 Osmotic Pressure and Water Movement

4 Electrical Consequences of Ionic Gradients

SECTION II: Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes

5 Ion Channels

6 Passive Electrical Properties of Membranes

7 Generation and Propagation of the Action Potential

8 Ion Channel Diversity

SECTION III: Solute Transport

9 Electrochemical Potential Energy and Transport Processes

10 Passive Solute Transport

11 Active Transport

SECTION IV: Physiology of Synaptic Transmission

12 Synaptic Physiology I

13 Synaptic Physiology II

SECTION V: Molecular Motors and Muscle Contraction

14 Molecular Motors and the Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

15 Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Muscle

16 Mechanics of Muscle Contraction



A Abbreviations, Symbols, and Numerical Constants

B A Mathematical Refresher

C Root-Mean-Squared Displacement of Diffusing Molecules

D Summary of Elementary Circuit Theory

E Answers to Study Problems

F Review Examination

Book details
ISBN: 9780323057097
Page Count: 346
Illustrations: Approx. 160 illustrations (160 in full color)
Retail Price: £28.99
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