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BRS Physiology







This revised edition of the BRS Physiology prepares students for Physiology courses and the USMLE Step 1. Written in the popular Board Review Series outline format, this text presents the essentials of human physiology in the form of concise descriptions and full-color illustrations. USMLE-style questions at the end of each chapter emphasize board-relevant information and allow for self-testing to confirm strengths and uncover areas of weakness. The 100 question comprehensive exam at the end of the book is a great prep tool for the actual exam!

You will also discover:

NEW! Full-color design, illustrations, and tables summarize information for convenient review
Over 550 USMLE-style questions, answers, and rationales both electronically and in print to reinforce your anatomy review
Clinical correlations to emphasize connections between anatomical knowledge and clinical medicine
End-of-chapter summaries which provide a quick review of key concepts
A companion website offers the eBook, image bank, and an interactive question bank with all the questions from the book for engaging, effective test preparation!

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Table of Contents

1. CELL PHYSIOLOGY 1

I. Cell Membranes 1
II. Transport Across Cell Membranes 2
III. Osmosis 4
IV. Diffusion Potential, Resting Membrane Potential, and Action
Potential 7
V. Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission 12
VI. Skeletal Muscle 16
VII. Smooth Muscle 20
VIII. Comparison of Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle, and
Cardiac Muscle 22
Review Test 23

2. NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 32

I. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) 32
II. Sensory Systems 36
III. Motor Systems 48
IV. Higher Functions of the Cerebral Cortex 54
V. Blood–Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) 55
VI. Temperature Regulation 56
Review Test 58

3. CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 66

I. Circuitry of the Cardiovascular System 66
II. Hemodynamics 66
III. Cardiac Electrophysiology 71
IV. Cardiac Muscle and Cardiac Output 76
V. Cardiac Cycle 85
Contents
Contents ix
VI. Regulation of Arterial Pressure 87
VII. Microcirculation and Lymph 91
VIII. Special Circulations 94
IX. Integrative Functions of the Cardiovascular System: Gravity, Exercise,
and Hemorrhage 97
Review Test 102

4. RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY 115

I. Lung Volumes and Capacities 115
II. Mechanics of Breathing 117
III. Gas Exchange 124
IV. Oxygen Transport 126
V. CO2 Transport 131
VI. Pulmonary Circulation 132
VII. V/Q Defects 133
VIII. Control of Breathing 135
IX. Integrated Responses of the Respiratory System 137
Review Test 139

5. RENAL AND ACID–BASE PHYSIOLOGY 147

I. Body Fluids 147
II. Renal Clearance, Renal Blood Flow (RBF), and Glomerular Filtration
Rate (GFR) 151
III. Reabsorption and Secretion 155
IV. NaCl Regulation 158
V. K+ Regulation 163
VI. Renal Regulation of Urea, Phosphate, Calcium, and Magnesium 166
VII. Concentration and Dilution of Urine 167
VIII. Renal Hormones 172
IX. Acid–Base Balance 172
X. Diuretics 181
XI. Integrative Examples 181
Review Test 184

6. GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY 194

I. Structure and Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tract 194
II. Regulatory Substances in the Gastrointestinal Tract 195
III. Gastrointestinal Motility 199
IV. Gastrointestinal Secretion 204
V. Digestion and Absorption 214
VI. Liver Physiology 219
Review Test 221
x Contents

7. ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY 227

I. Overview of Hormones 227
II. Cell Mechanisms and Second Messengers 229
III. Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis) 233
IV. Thyroid Gland 238
V. Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla 241
VI. Endocrine Pancreas–Glucagon and Insulin 248
VII. Calcium Metabolism (Parathyroid Hormone, Vitamin D,
Calcitonin) 251
VIII. Sexual Differentiation 255
IX. Male Reproduction 256
X. Female Reproduction 258
Review Test 263
Comprehensive Examination 271
Index 293

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