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Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology


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Section I: The Cell Chapter 1: The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Physiological Regulation Chapter 2: Cancer: a Disease of Cellular Proliferation, Life Span, and Death Section II: Neurophysiology Chapter 3: Introduction to the Nervous System Chapter 4: The Neuron Chapter 5: The Synapse Chapter 6: The Physiology of Muscle Chapter 7: The Concept of a Re?ex Chapter 8: Skeletal Muscle Receptor Organs Chapter 9: The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction Chapter 10: The Central Control of Movement Chapter 11: The Vestibular System Chapter 12: The Cerebellum Chapter 13: The Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 14: The Visual System Chapter 15: Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier Chapter 16: The Electroencephalogram and Sensory-Evoked Potentials Chapter 17: Hearing Section III: Cardiovascular Physiology Chapter 18: Overview of Cardiovascular Function Chapter 19: Electrical Activity of the Heart Chapter 20: The Electrocardiogram Chapter 21: The Heart as a Pump Chapter 22: The Systemic and Pulmonary Circulations Chapter 23: Capillaries and Fluid Exchange Chapter 24: Local Control of Blood Flow Chapter 25: Neural and Hormonal Control of Blood Pressure and Blood Volume Chapter 26: Integrated Cardiovascular Responses Section IV: Physiology of the Gastrointestinal Tract Chapter 27: Regulation of the Gastrointestinal Functions Chapter 28: Movements of the Gastrointestinal Tract Chapter 29: Secretions of the Gastrointestinal Tract Chapter 30: Digestion and Absorption: The Nonfermentative Processes Chapter 31: Digestion: The Fermentative Processes Chapter 32: Postabsorptive Nutrient Utilization Section V: Endocrinology Chapter 33: The Endocrine System Chapter 34: Endocrine Glands and Their Function Section VI: Reproduction and Lactation Chapter 35: Control of Gonadal and Gamete Development Chapter 36: Control of Ovulation and the Corpus Luteum Chapter 37: Reproductive Cycles Chapter 38: Pregnancy and Parturition Chapter 39: The Mammary Gland Chapter 40: Reproductive Physiology of the Male Section VII: Renal Physiology Chapter 41: Glomerular Filtration Chapter 42: Solute Reabsorption Chapter 43: Water Balance Chapter 44: Acid-Base Balance Section VIII: Respiratory Function Chapter 45: Overview of Respiratory Function: Ventilation of the Lung Chapter 46: Pulmonary Blood Flow Chapter 47: Gas Exchange Chapter 48: Gas Transport in the Blood Chapter 49: Control of Ventilation Chapter 50: Nonrespiratory Functions of the Lung Section IX: Homeostasis Chapter 51: Fetal and Neonatal Oxygen Transport Chapter 52: Acid-Base Homeostasis Chapter 53: Thermoregulation Section X: The Immune System Chapter 54: Antigens and Innate Immunity Chapter 55: The Speci?c Immune Response: Acquired Immunity


"Building on previous versions, the new editions of this book proposes to be an accompaniment to first-year students of veterinary-related subjects, but will also?prove to be a useful aid to students of other, related scientific disciplines where an overview or aspects of veterinary physiology is required...The text is readily populated? with very high-quality illustrations, which prove extremely useful in helping to visualise and understand? the concepts? and information presented."

Veterinary Record, May 2013

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