Our Marvelous Bodies: An Introduction to the Physiology of Human Health

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LIST OF FIGURES
1.1Cardiac striated muscle structure3
1.2Relaxed versus contracted sarcomeres4
1.3Renal nephron5
1.4Components of a reflex arc12
1.5Components of a closed-loop feedback system13
2.1Autonomic nervous system21
2.2Functions of the cerebral cortex25
2.3Influence of various activities on cerebral blood flow33
3.1Modes of hormone action36
3.2Symptoms of thyroid diseases51
4.1Cylinder representing hematocrit55
4.2Pulmonary and systemic circulatory systems63
4.3Coronary reactive hyperemia73
6.1Renal pressure flow autoregulation101
6.2Renal handling of glucose107
7.1Transmural view of gut wall111
9.1Origins of blood cells146
10.1Excitation-contraction coupling in striated muscle153
10.2Cross bridges between thick and thin filaments156
12.1Author's blood pressure over time173
12.2Author's blood lipids over time176
12.3Author's hematology over time179

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Our Marvelous Bodies: An Introduction to the Physiology of Human Health
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Figures ix
  • List of Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • 1: The Foundation 1
  • 2: Understanding the Mammalian Nervous Ystem 18
  • 3: The Endocrine System and Physiological Communication 35
  • 4: The Cardiovascular System and the Blood 53
  • 5: Health and the Respiratory System 76
  • 6: Kidneys and Renal Physiology 94
  • 7: The Gastrointestinal System 109
  • 8: The Reproductive System 128
  • 9: The Immune System 138
  • 10: Muscle Function 151
  • 11: Integrated Physiological Responses 162
  • 12: For the Record 170
  • Glossary 185
  • Notes and Suggested Reading 199
  • Index 209
  • About the Author 221
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