Principles of Physiology 2/e 1996


Part I. Cell Physiology. Cellular Membranes and Transmembrane Transport of Solutes and Water. Ionic Equilibria and Resting Membrane Potentials. Generation and Conduction of Action Potentials. Synaptic Transmission. Membrane Receptors.

Part II. Nervous System. Cellular Organization of the Nervous System. The General Sensory System. Special Senses. The Motor System. The Automatic Nervous System and its Control. Higher Functions of the Nervous System.

Part III. Muscle. The Molecular Basis of Contraction. Muscles Acting on Skeleton Muscle in the Walls of Hollow Organs.

Part IV. Cardiovascular System. Blood and Hemostasis. Overview of the Circulation. Electrical Activity of the Heart. The Cardiac Pump. Regulation of the Heartbeat. Hemodynamics. The Arterial System. The Microcirculation and Lymphatics. The Peripheral Circulation and Its Control. Control of Cardiac Output: Coupling of the Heart and Blood Vessels. Special Circulations. Interplay of Central and Peripheral Factors in the Control of the Circulation.

Part V. Respiratory System. An Overview of the Respiratory System. Mechanical Aspects of Breathing. Pulmonary and Bronchial Circulations and the Distribution of Ventilation and Perfusion. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Between Lungs and Cells of the Body. Control of Breathing.

Part VI. Gastrointestinal System. Motility of the Gastrointestinal Tract. Gastrointestinal Secretions. Digestion and Absorption.

Part VII. Renal System. Elements of Renal Function. Solute and Water Transport Along the Nephron: Tubular Function. Control of Body Fluid Volume and Osmolality. Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium