Back to Basics in Physiology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124071996
  • ISBN-13: 9780124071995
  • DDC: 571.75
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 164 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This original six chapter book will briefly review and integrate the basic concepts behind water distribution and movement in the body. This fills a knowledge gap that most medical and undergraduate physiology students acquire when these topics are studied separately. As of now, there is no textbook that fully integrates renal, cardiovascular and water physiology in a clear understandable manner. The book is intended primarily for medical students and undergraduate physiology students. Chapters include: 1) Water and its Distribution; 2) Water Dynamics; 3) Fluid Handling by the Heart and Blood Vessels; 4) Fluid Handling by the Kidneys; 5) Water and Oxygen Delivery; 6) Integration in the Response to Hemorrhage, Volume Depletion, and Water Redistribution.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: How Fluid Is Distributed in the Body: Cells, Water, Salt, and Solutions.
2: Fluid Movement in a Rigid Tube: Pressures and Gradients.
3: Fluid Movement in the Body: Primer to the Cardiovascular System.
4: How Fluid Aides Oxygen Distribution: Role for Blood.
5: Fluid Handling by the Kidneys.
6: Integrated Response to the Loss of Blood.
7: Fluid Shifts in the Body!.
Further Reading.