Berne & Levy Physiology,
Edition 8
By Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Julianne M Hall, PhD and Agnieszka Swiatecka-Urban, M.D., F.A.S.N.

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2023

Pairing necessary detail with concise readability, Berne & Levy Physiology, 8th Edition, provides a perfect balance of content to deliver an in-depth understanding of the body’s dynamic processes. Long respected for its scientifically rigorous approach, this highly regarded, mid-size text offers essential physiology with integrated coverage of biophysics andkey experimental observations and examples—all designed to provide a solid scientific foundation in physiology for future scientists and clinicians. 

Key Features

  • Uses a logical, organ system-based approach that clearly describes all of the mechanisms that control and regulate bodily function. 

  • Includes new clinical case examples, as well as In the Clinic and At the Molecular Level boxes that highlight practical aspects of this fundamental science. 

  • Provides key experimental observations and examples that offer a rich understanding of the body's dynamic processes. 

  • Discusses recent discoveries such as the role of lymphatics in the nervous system. 

  • Begins each chapter with a bulleted list of questions and ends with key concepts covered in that chapter. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices. 

About the author
By Bruce M. Koeppen, MD, PhD, Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut; Bruce A. Stanton, PhD, Andrew C. Vail Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Physiology, Director of the Lung Biology Center, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire; Julianne M Hall, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Sciences, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (NH-MED) and Agnieszka Swiatecka-Urban, M.D., F.A.S.N., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Table of Contents
Section 1: Cellular Physiology
1 Principles of Cell and Membrane Function
2 Homeostasis: Volume and Composition of Body Fluid Compartments
3 Signal Transduction, Membrane Receptors, Second Messengers, and Regulation of Gene Expression
Section 2: Neurophysiology
4 The Nervous System: Introduction to Cells and Systems
5 Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials
6 Synaptic Transmission
7 The Somatosensory System
8 The Special Senses
9 Organization of Motor Function
10 Integrative Functions of the Nervous System
11 The Autonomic Nervous System and Its Central Control
Section 3: Muscle Physiology
12 Skeletal Muscle Physiology
13 Cardiac Muscle
14 Smooth Muscle
Section 4: Cardiovascular Physiology
15 Overview of Circulation
16 Elements of Cardiac Function
17 Properties of the Vasculature
18 Regulation of the Heart and Vasculature
19 Integrated Control of the Cardiovascular System
Section 5: Respiratory Physiology
20 Introduction to the Respiratory System
21 Static Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics
22 Dynamic Lung and Chest Wall Mechanics
23 Ventilation, Perfusion, and Ventilation/Perfusion Relationships
24 Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Transport
25 Control of Respiration
26 Host Defense and Metabolism in the Lung
Section 6: Gastrointestinal Physiology
27 Functional Anatomy and General Principles of Regulation in the Gastrointestinal Tract
28 The Cephalic, Oral, and Esophageal Phases of the Integrated Response to a Meal
29 The Gastric Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal
30 The Small Intestinal Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal
31 The Colonic Phase of the Integrated Response to a Meal
32 Transport and Metabolic Functions of the Liver
Section 7: Renal Physiology
33 Elements of Renal Function
34 Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron: Tubular Function
35 Control of Body Fluid Osmolality and Volume
36 Potassium, Calcium, and Phosphate Homeostasis
37 Role of the Kidneys in the Regulation of Acid-Base Balance
Section 8: Endocrine Physiology
38 Introduction to the Endocrine System
39 Hormonal Regulation of Energy Metabolism
40 Hormonal Regulation of Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism
41 The Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland
42 The Thyroid Gland
43 The Adrenal Gland
44 The Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Book details
ISBN: 9780323847902
Page Count: 864
Illustrations : Approx. 700 illustrations (700 in full color)
Retail Price : £85.99
Instructor Resources

students of human physiology (undergrad [premed/preclinical], biomedical, bioscience, pharma, grad, medical, PA)