Principles of Human Physiology (2nd Edition) (The Physiology Place Series)

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This carefully revised Second Edition will appeal to readers with varied backgrounds and learning styles. Features such as "Chemistry Review" provide additional resources for readers who need them, while "Toolboxes" and "Discovery" boxes delve into more detail about physiology topics. In addition, several new clinical topics have been added to this edition. To help readers visualize physiology processes, every new copy of the book now includes the InterActive Physiology 8-System Suite CD-ROM, as well as access to an expanded Physiology Place website and PhysioEx 5.0 online. Introduction to Physiology, The Cell: Structure and Function, Cell Metabolism, Cell Membrane Transport, Chemical Messengers, The Endocrine System, Regulation of Energy Metabolism and Growth, The Nervous System, The Cardiovascular System: Cardiac Function, The Cardiovascular System, The Respiratory System, The Urinary System, The Gastrointestinal System, The Reproductive System, The Immune System, The Whole Body: Integrated Physiological Responses to Exercise. For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.

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This carefully developed new book is appropriate for readers with varied backgrounds and learning styles. The authors incorporate numerous integrative features-such as systems integration charts and an integrative exercise physiology chapter-to help readers take what they learn on the cellular, chemical, organ, and system levels and apply it to the body as a whole. This technique weaves a relevant, concrete body systems integration theme throughout the book, helping readers to build on their knowledge. For college instructors and students.

About the Author:

William J. Germann earned a Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Michigan. One of Germann's teachers at Michigan was Arthur Vander, whose commitment to education made a lasting impression and ultimately inspired him to pursue a career in undergraduate teaching. Germann currently teaches human physiology and a number of other biology courses at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. He believes that a teacher's job is not just to communicate information, but to inspire students to want to learn.

As chair of the Biology Department, Germann spends much of his time advising premedical students and others interested in pursuing careers in healthcare, research, or teaching. Germann's research interest is in the field of electrophysiology and ion channel regulation in epithelial cells. He is a member of the Biophysical Society, The American Association of University Professors, and the Texas Association of Advisors for Health Professions.

Cindy L. Stanfield earned both a B.S. and a Ph.D. in physiology at the University of California at Davis. She was exposed to and became fascinated by neurophysiology research as an undergraduate student. As a graduate student, Stanfield taught several physiology laboratory courses, and developed an interest in teaching. She currently teaches three undergraduate human physiology courses at the University of South Alabama, and continues with her neurophysiology research on sensory modulation. One of Stanfield's goals as a teacher is to expose students not only to the existing knowledge base, but also to the discovery of new knowledge through research experiences in the hopes that students will be excited about science. Stanfield is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the International Associatyion for the Study of Pain, The American Pain Society, Sigm Xi, and the Golden Key Honor Society. She lives in Mobile, Alabama with her husband, Jim, and their cats and dog.


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