THE title of the present work is in itself a sufficiently clear indication of the contents. In it, the attempt is
made to show the connexion between two sciences whose subject−matters are closely interrelated, but which
have, for the most part, followed wholly divergent paths. Physiology and psychology cover, between them,
the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large, and in particular with the facts of human
Physiology plays a major role in the scientific foundation of medicine and other
subjects related to human health and physical performance. Pharmacology is the
science which deals with the effects of drugs on living systems and their use in the
treatment of disease. This book is designed to enhance students’ understanding of
physiology and pharmacology via a series of case studies involving human disease
and its treatment.
Traditional university teaching methods focus on informing students in terms of
physiological and pharmacological theory.
Mechanisms of salt tolerance in halophytes: can crop plants resistance to salinity be improved? High concentrations of sodium are toxic to most plant species, making soil salinity a major abiotic stress in plant productivity world wide. Many crop species, which countless people rely for survival, are negatively affected.
Biomedical engineering is a discipline that is multidisciplinary by
definition. The days when medicine was left to the physicians, and
engineering was left to the engineers, seem to have passed us by. I
have searched for an undergraduate/graduate level biomedical fluid
mechanics textbook since I began teaching at Rose-Hulman in 1987. I
looked for, but never found, a book that combined the physiology of the
cardiovascular and pulmonary systems with engineering of fluid
mechanics and hematology to my satisfaction, so I agreed to write a monograph.
The muscular system (part a), the following will be discussed in this chapter: Skeletal muscles: functional groups, naming skeletal muscles, muscle mechanics: arrangement of fascicles, muscle mechanics: lever systems, classes of lever systems,...
The main contents of chapter 23 part a include all of the following: Digestive system, digestive processes, GI tract regulatory mechanisms, esophagus, esophagus, digestive processes: mouth, deglutition, stomach: gross anatomy, stomach: microscopic anatomy,...
The following will be discussed in this chapter: Hormonal regulation of male reproductive function, hpg axis, mechanism and effects of testosterone activity, male secondary sex characteristics, female reproductive anatomy,...
(BQ) Part 2 book "Cellular physiology and neurophysiology" presents the following contents: Active transport, physiology of synaptic transmission, synaptic physiology ii, molecular motors and Muscle contraction, excitation-contraction coupling in muscle, mechanics of muscle contraction.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Renal physiology" presents the following contents: Physiology of body fluids, structure and function of the kidneys, glomerular filtration and renal blood flow, renal transport mechanisms - nacl and water reabsorption along the nephron, regulation of body fluid osmolality - regulation of water balance, regulation of extracellular fluid volume and nacl balance.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Core topics in mechanical ventilation" presents the following contents: Physiology of ventilation and gas exchange, assessing the need for ventilatory support, oxygen therapy, continuous positive airway pressure and non-invasive ventilation, management of the artificial airway,...
(BQ) Part 1 book "An introduction to the physiology of hearing" presents the following contents: The physics and analysis of sound, the outer and middle ears, the cochlea, the auditory nerve, mechanisms of transduction and excitation in the cochlea, the subcortical nuclei.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Anatomy and physiology for nurses at a glance" presents the following contents: Foundations, The nervous system, the heart and vascular system, the respiratory system, the gastrointestinal tract. Invite you to consult.
(BQ) Part 1 book "Pilbeam's mechanical ventilation - Physiological and clinical applications" presentation of content: Basic terms and concepts of mechanical ventilation, how ventilators work, how a breath is delivered, establishing the need for mechanical ventilation, selecting the ventilator and the mode,... And other contents.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Pilbeam's mechanical ventilation - Physiological and clinical applications" presentation of content: Improving oxygenation and management of acute respiratory distress syndrome, ventilator associated pneumonia, extrapulmonary effects of mechanical ventilation, extrapulmonary effects of mechanical ventilation,... and other contents.
We live in the age of biology—the human and many other organisms’
genomes have been sequenced and we are starting to understand the
function of the metabolic machinery responsible for life on our planet.
Thousands of new genes have been discovered, many of these coding for
enzymes of yet unknown function. Understanding the kinetic behavior
of an enzyme provides clues to its possible physiological role. From
a biotechnological point of view, knowledge of the catalytic properties
of an enzyme is required for the design of immobilized enzyme-based
Plant response to reduced water availability and other abiotic stress (e.g. metals) have
been analysed through changes in water absorption and transport mechanisms and
also by molecular and genetic approach. A relatively new aspects of fruit nutrition are
presented in order to provide the basis for the improvement of some fruit quality
traits. The involvement of hormones, nutritional and proteomic plant profiles together
with some structure/function of sexual components have also been addressed.
The purpose of this book remains what it was in the
first seven editions: to present the fundamental principles
and facts of human physiology in a format that
is suitable for undergraduate students, regardless of
academic backgrounds or fields of study: liberal arts,
biology, nursing, pharmacy, or other allied health professions.
Steroids - From Physiology to Clinical Medicine covers contemporary basic science on steroids research, along with steroids practical application in clinical medicine. We start by describing physiological and pathophysiological roles of steroids, with reference to production and action of gonadal steroids, role of steroid sulfonation, sex specific and steroids-dependent mechanism of hippocampal function, and the hydroxysteroid dehydrogenases for the modulation of tissue glucocorticoid availability.
A global research community of scientists is teasing out the biochemical mechanisms that regulate normal cellular physiology in a variety of organisms. Much of current research aims to understand the network of molecular reactions that regulate cellular homeostasis, and to learn what allows cells to sense stress and activate appropriate biochemical responses.
During the last three decades, important advances have been made in the
available treatments for the loss of skeletal tissue as a result of trauma or
disease. The application of large skeletal allografts and total joint replacement
have become successful and reproducible treatment options. Unfortunately
there still is a significant incidence of failure because of mechanical or