Office of Academic Resources
Chulalongkorn University
Chulalongkorn University

Home / Help

TitlePhysiology [electronic resource] / edited by Roger Thies, Robert J. Person
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1987
Connect to
Descript X, 237p. online resource


This review covers the major systems of human physiology. The review is not exยญ haustive; it assumes that the student has completed a course in human physiology and wishes to refresh their memory in preparing for an examination. The student is advised to refer to a competent textbook several times in this review. This book is a revised version of a review book used by our medical students for over ten years. Coverage of the various topics in physiology is comparable to the percentage of questions on those topics in recent National Board, Part I examinations. Review questions follow every few pages of text in order to monitor your underยญ standing of the just preceding material. The multiple choice questions are mainly of the two conventional types; "single best answer" questions, for which you choose the single best answer, and "multiple correct answer" questions, for which you choose the one or more correct alternatives. The two multiple choice formats have been standardized throughout the book


1. Electrophysiology -- Membrane Resting Potentials -- Neural and Skeletal Muscle Action Potentials -- Cardiac and Smooth Muscle Action Potentials -- Neuromuscular Transmission -- Synaptic Transmission -- Muscle -- Autonomic Nervous System -- Answers to Electrophysiology Questions -- 2. Neurophysiology -- Sensory Receptors -- Somesthetic System -- Pain -- Vision -- Audition and Balance -- Gustation and Olfaction -- Spinal Motor Control -- Central Motor Control -- The Neural Environment -- Central Autonomic Control -- Cerebral Cortex -- Reticular Formation -- Sleep and Wakefulness -- Cerebral Cortical Functions -- Answers to Neurophysiology Questions -- 3. Cardiovascular Physiology -- Cardiac Muscle -- Excitation of the Heart -- The Heart as a Pump -- Control of Cardiac Function -- Circulatory Hemodynamics and Biophysics -- The Systemic Circulation -- Microcirculation and Lymphatic System -- Control of Peripheral Circulation -- Properties of Specific Vascular Beds -- Interaction Between Peripheral and Central Control -- Answers to Cardiovascular Physiology Questions -- 4. Pulmonary Physiology -- Gas Transport Properties of Blood -- Mechanics of Breathing -- Blood Flow and Gas Exchange in the Lungs -- Control of Breathing -- Answers to Pulmonary Physiology Questions -- 5. Renal Physiology and Body Fluids -- Body Fluids -- A Synopsis of Renal Function -- Glomerular Filtration -- Proximal Tubule -- Loop of Henle โ{128}{148} Countercurrent Multiplication -- Distal Tubule -- Acid-Base Balance -- Acid-Base Disturbances -- Answers to Renal Physiology Questions -- 6. Gastrointestinal Physiology -- Regulation of Gastrointestinal Activities -- The Mouth, Pharynx and Esophagus -- Gastric Functions -- Exocrine Pancreas -- Bile -- Small Intestine -- Large Intestine -- Answers to Gastrointestinal Physiology Questions -- 7. Endocrinology -- Hypothalamus-Anterior Pituitary Relationships -- Hypothalamus-Posterior Pituitary Relationships -- Thyroid Hormones -- Calcium Metabolism -- Pancreatic Hormones -- Adrenal Medullary Hormones -- Adrenal Cortical Hormones -- Male Reproductive Endocrinology -- Female Reproductive Endocrinology -- Answers to Endocrinology Questions -- 8. Comprehensive Examination -- Answers to Comprehensive Examination Questions -- Answer sheet

Medicine Human physiology Biomedicine Human Physiology


Office of Academic Resources, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Rd. Pathumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Contact Us

Tel. 0-2218-2929,
0-2218-2927 (Library Service)
0-2218-2903 (Administrative Division)
Fax. 0-2215-3617, 0-2218-2907

Social Network


facebook   instragram