Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach, 8th edition

  • Dee Unglaub Silverthorn

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Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach will help you develop a deeper understanding of human physiology. The text will guide you to think critically, equipping you with the knowledge to succeed in the course and in your future career.

The 8th Edition provides additional engagement and the tools you'll need to solve real-world problems. Updates, such as new Try It activities, will support you in learning mapping skills, graphing, and data interpretation. The text reflects Dr. Silverthorn's active learning style of instruction and builds upon the thorough integration of "big picture" themes with up-to-date cellular and molecular physiology topics that have always been the foundation of her approach.

Published by Pearson (September 15th 2020) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780135212905

Subject: Anatomy & Physiology

Category: Human Physiology

Table of contents

1. Introduction to Physiology
2. Molecular Interactions
3. Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues
4. Energy and Cellular Metabolism
5. Membrane Dynamics
6. Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis

7. Introduction to the Endocrine System
8. Neurons: Cellular and Network Properties
9. The Central Nervous System
10. Sensory Physiology
11. Efferent Division: Autonomic and Somatic Motor Control
12. Muscles
13. Integrative Physiology I: Control of Body Movement

14. Cardiovascular Physiology
15. Blood Flow and the Control of Blood Pressure
16. Blood
17. Mechanics of Breathing
18. Gas Exchange and Transport
19. The Kidneys
20. Integrative Physiology II: Fluid and Electrolyte Balance

21. The Digestive System
22. Metabolism and Energy Balance
23. Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism
24. The Immune System
25. Integrative Physiology III: Exercise
26. Reproduction and Development

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