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Physiology by Numbers

By: Richard F Burton

256 pages, 30 illus, 30 figs, 8 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2000 | #106263 | ISBN: 0521777038
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Hardback | Apr 2000 | #106262 | ISBN: 0521772001
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About this book

Discusses the use of values in physiology, covering such areas as ion concentrations, lung and fluid volumes, blood pressures etc. through the use of calculations which require little more than simple arithmetic for their solution.

Burton offers a well designed set of quantitative problems and carefully shows the reader how to solve them...I found that even with all my experience in mammalian physiology, the quantitative questions and answers in this book gave me further insights into several physiological processes. Growth, Development & Aging


Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the first edition: how to use this book; 1. Introduction to physiological calculation: approximation and units; 2. Quantifying the body: interrelationships amongst 'representative' or 'textbook' quantities; 3. Energy and metabolism; 4. The cardiovascular system; 5. Respiration; 6. Renal function; 7. Body fluids; 8. Acid-base balance; 9. Nerve and muscle; References; Notes and answers; Index.

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