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Cunningham's textbook of veterinary physiology
Cunningham's textbook of veterinary physiology
5° ed., 608 pagg., 500 ill., Elsevier, agosto 2012
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Understanding the normal functions of the body is essential for successful veterinary practice and for understanding the mechanisms of disease. The 5th edition of Textbook of Veterinary Physiology approaches this vast subject in a practical, user-friendly way that helps you understand how key concepts relate to clinical practice. From cell physiology to body system function to homeostasis and immune function, this comprehensive text gives you the solid foundation you need to provide effective veterinary care.




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  • Section I: The Cell

    1. The Molecular and Cellular Bases of Physiologic Regulation
    2. Cancer and Cell Cycle Control


      Section II: Neurophysiology


    3. Introduction to the Neuromuscular System
    4. The Neuron
    5. The Neuromuscular Synapse
    6. The Physiology of Muscle
    7. The Concept of a Reflex
    8. Skeletal Muscle Stretch Receptors
    9. The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction
    10. The Brain’s Control of Posture and Locomotion
    11. The Vestibular System
    12. The Cerebellum
    13. The Autonomic Nervous System and Adrenal Medulla
    14. The Visual System
    15. Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier
    16. The Electroencephalogram and Sensory Evoked Potentials
    17. Hearing


      Section III: Cardiovascular Physiology


    18. Overview of Cardiovascular Function
    19. Electrical Activity of the Heart
    20. The Electrocardiogram
    21. The Heart as a Pump
    22. The Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations
    23. Capillaries and Fluid Exchange
    24. Local Control of Blood Flow
    25. Neural and Hormonal Control of Blood Pressure and Blood Volume
    26. Integrated Cardiovascular Responses


      Section IV: Gastrointestinal Physiology and Metabolism


    27. Regulation of Gastrointestinal Function
    28. Movements of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    29. Secretions of the Digestive Tract
    30. Digestion and Absorption: The Nonfermentative Processes
    31. Digestion: The Fermentative Processes
    32. Postabsorptive Nutrient Utilization


      Section V: Endocrinology


    33. The Endocrine System
    34. Endocrine Glands and Their Function


      Section VI: Reproduction and Lactation


    35. Control of Gonadal and Gamete Development
    36. Control of Ovulation and the Corpus Luteum
    37. Reproductive Cycles
    38. Pregnancy and Parturition
    39. The Mammary Gland
    40. Reproductive Physiology of the Male


      Section VII: Renal Physiology


    41. Glomerular Filtration
    42. Solute Reabsorption
    43. Water Balance
    44. Acid-Base Balance


      Section VIII: Respiratory Function


    45. Overview of Respiratory Function: Ventilation of the Lung
    46. Pulmonary Blood Flow
    47. Gas Exchange
    48. Gas Transport in the Blood
    49. Control of Ventilation
    50. Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung


      Section IX: Homeostasis


    51. Fetal and Neonatal Oxygen Transport
    52. Acid-Base Homeostasis
    53. Thermoregulation


      Section X: Immune Function


    54. Cell, Tissue and Organ Substrates of Immune Function
    55. Mechanisms of Innate and Acquired Immunity

    Bradley G. Klein, PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA

    Codice Articolo: FISIO14
    ISBN: 9781437723618
    Peso: 1750 g
    Area: Tutte le specie
    Disciplina: Fisiologia
    IVA: Esente IVA