Textbook of Physiology
Contents: Preface. Part I: General Principles and Cellular Basis of Medical Physiology: 1. Introduction to physiology and its general principles. 2. Body fluids. 3. Cell membrane as a ‘permeability barrier’ and membrane transport. 4. Ionic equilibrium and resting membrane potential. Part II: Neuromuscular Physiology: 5. Nerve: structure and function. 6. Skeletal muscle physiology. Part III: Physiology of Haemopoietic System: 7. Blood: general considerations, plasma proteins and blood groups. 8. Erythrocytes and haemoglobin. 9. Platelets and haemostasis. 10. Leucocytes and immunity. Part IV: Gastrointestinal Tract: 11. Knowing the organisation of GIT. 12. Activities when food is in the mouth. 13. Stomach. 14. Cooperative activity of exocrine pancreas and hepatobiliary system. 15. Secretory and motor functions of intestine. 16. Digestion and absorption of nutrients. Part V: Respiratory System: 17. Overview of the respiratory system. 18. The mechanism and mechanics of breathing. 19. Transfer and transport of respiratory gases. 20. Regulation of respiration. 21. Applied physiology and breathing in extreme situations. 22. The scientific basis of yoga. Part VI: Cardiovascular System: 23. Overview and structural organisation of CVS. 24. Properties of the cardiac muscle and ECG. 25. The cardiac pump. 26. Regulatory mechanisms of cardiovascular function. 27. Regional Circulation. 28. Applied physiology: CVS-Homeostasis and its disturbances. Part VII: Renal System: 29. Overview of the organisation of the renal system. 30. Renal system as an excretory organ. 31. Renal system as a guardian of ECF. Part VIII: Nervous System. 32. Significance and design of nervous system. 33. Somesthetic sensory nervous system. 34. Somatic motor system. 35. Brainstem (supraspinal) integration of sensory-motor functions. 36. Neural integration of visceral functions. 37. Higher functions of nervous system. Part IX: Special Senses: 38. The eye and the vision. 39. The ear. 40. Chemical senses. Part X: Endocrine Physiology: 41. General endocrinology. 42. The thyroid gland. 43. The endocrine functions of pancreas: insulin, glucagon. 44. Endocrine regulation of calcium and phosphate. 45. The adrenal gland: adrenal cortex and medulla. 46. The adrenal gland: adrenal cortex and medulla. Part XI: Reproductive Physiology. 47. Overview of male reproductive system. 48. Female reproductive system. 49. Fertilisation pregnancy and fetal development. Reference sources for further reading. Index. Textbook of Physiology has been developed for the undergraduate MBBS students. It may also come to the aid of learners of allied medical sciences. Significant features of this book: Topics presented in a lucid language as-introduction, functional anatomy, elaboration of concepts and clinical/applied/pathophysiology. Numerous heads and subheads along with highlighted important terms to assist memorisation of topics and effective presentation during examination. Novel methods of explanation for easy understanding of complex principles and topics such as—Ionic Equilibrium and Resting Membrane Potential, CNS, Yoga etc. Highlighted coloured boxes for clinical/applied/pathophysiology and current advances. 670 coloured figures (illustrations, images, photographs, flow charts) and 137 tables (almost one figure/table in every page!) to make the text clearly understandable and more meaningful. Many unique illustrations and tables that have not appeared ‘….in any textbook so far’. ‘At a Glance’ at the beginning and ‘Recap’ at the end of each chapter. Coloured boxes providing nuggets of information, tit-bits, snippets, notes, thought-provoking riddles and facts connected to human physiology. Question bank with short notes/essay-type questions and MCQs (with answers) to assist the student in self assessment.