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Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology

Understanding the normal functions of the body is essential for successful veterinary practice and for understanding the mechanisms of disease. The 5th edition of Textbook of Veterinary Physiology approaches this vast subject in a practical, user-friendly way that helps you understand how key concepts relate to clinical practice. From cell physiology to body system function to homeostasis and immune function, this comprehensive text gives you the solid foundation you need to provide effective veterinary care. Clinical Correlations boxes present case studies that illustrate how to apply physiology principles and concepts to the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients. Key Points at the beginning of each chapter introduce new concepts and help you prepare for exams. Practice questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of what you've just read and provide valuable review for exams. Full-color format highlights helpful information and enhances learning with a wealth of illustrations that visually depict specific functions and conditions. Expanded resources on the companion Evolve website include state-of-the-art 3D animations, practice questions, a glossary, and additional Clinical Correlations not found in the text.
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Table of Contents

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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