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Physiology by Numbers

By: Richard F Burton
256 pages, 30 illus, 30 figs, 8 tabs
Physiology by Numbers
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  • Physiology by Numbers ISBN: 9780521777032 Paperback Apr 2000 Usually dispatched within 6 days
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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.

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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By: Richard F Burton
256 pages, 30 illus, 30 figs, 8 tabs
Media reviews
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
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