Concise Textbook of Human Physiology 3rd Edition

Concise Textbook of Human Physiology 3rd Edition pdf

Download Concise Textbook of Human Physiology – Concise Textbook of Human Physiology: Sound knowledge of human physiology is most essential for all medical and health profession practices. Now in this third edition this book is aptly named Concise Textbook of Physiology and an effort has been made to provide the essential text in a thorough, yet concise manner.

Concise Textbook of Human Physiology PDF

This book fulfills tl1e needs of dental, nursing, and physiotl1erapy students. Its conciseness makes it the preferred book for students of alternative medical sciences (Ayurveda, Homeopatl1y, etc.) and allied healtl1 sciences. This book will also be very useful for students pursuing Masters in Physiology. Care has been taken to update tl1e book as per syllabi prescribed by the health universities across tl1e country. In tl1is text core and applied aspects of human physiology have been skillfully intermingled for students to apply tl1eir learning in clinical situations. The text has been organized systematically into eleven sections. Each section has been subdivided into various chapters. Salient features of this book • A brief overview given in each section highlighting tl1e topics covered. • Chapter outline given in the beginning of each chapter provides tl1e clear layout of tl1e text included. • Relevant functional anatomy included in each chapter will be quite useful in conceptualizing tl1e subject. • Various levels of headings, subheadings, boldface and italics given in the text makes tl1e easy understanding of tl1e subject. • Plenty of clear line diagrams, tables and flow charts provide vivid and lucid details and are tlrns useful for assimilation and quick revision of tl1e subject. • 1n order to emphasize the clinical significance of physiology, the relevant applied aspects have been covered adequately in each chapter and highlighted separately. • Additional important information has been highlighted in the form of’lmportant Notes’. • For ‘Self-assessment’, the frequently asked questions during examinations, are given at the end of each chapter. It is hoped tl1at tl1e book will be helpful in providing in deptl1 understanding of tl1e subject and tlrns will be useful in laying a strong foundation.

Key Features of Concise Textbook of Human Physiology

  • Thoroughly revised and updated third edition retains its well accepted unique style of organization of the text in three parts and twelve sections.
  • Presentation of the text with various levels of headings, subheadings, boldface and italics has been maintained to help the students easily understand, retain and reproduce.
  • Text has been updated incorporating the recent advances in each section including more aspects of molecular physiology.
  • Applied physiology has been updated with recent concepts on pathophysiology, and recent advances in the basic investigations and therapeutic principles.

Table of Contents


1.1 Functional Organization, Composition and Internal Environment of Human Body 

1.2 The Cell Physiology 

1.3 Transport Through Cell Membrane 


2.1 The Nerve  

2.2 Neuromuscular Junction 

2.3 Skeletal Muscle  

2.4 Smooth Muscle and Cardiac MuscleSECTION 3 BLOOD AND IMMUNE SYSTEM  

3.1 Plasma and Plasma Proteins7  

3.2 Red Blood Cells and Anaemias 

3.3 White Blood Cells 

3.4 Immune Mechanisms 

3.5 Platelets, Haemostasis and Blood Coagulation  

3.6 Blood Groups and Blood TransfusionSECTION 4 CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM 

4.1 Functional Anatomy of Heart and Physiology of Cardiac Muscle  

4.2 Origin and Spread of Cardiac Impulse and Electrocardiography 

4.3 Heart as a Pump: Cardiac Cycle, Cardiac Output and Venous Return  

4.4 Dynamics of Circulation: Pressure and Flow of Blood and Lymph 

4.5 Cardiovascular Regulation  

4.6 Regional Circulation 

4.7 Cardiovascular Homeostasis in Health and DiseaseSECTION 5 RESPIRATORY SYSTEM  

5.1 Respiratory Tract: Structure and Functions 

5.2 Pulmonary Ventilation 

5.3 Pulmonary Circulation  

5.4 Pulmonary Diffusion 

5.5 Transport of Gases  

5.6 Regulation of Respiration 

5.7 Respiration: Applied Aspects 

5.8 Physiology of ExerciseSECTION 6 EXCRETORY SYSTEM

6.1 Kidneys: Functional Anatomy and Blood Flow 

6.2 Physiology of Excretory System 

6.3 Physiology of Acid–Base Balance  

6.4 Applied Renal Physiology Including Renal Function Tests 

6.5 Physiology of MicturitionSECTION 7 GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM  

7.1 Organization, General Principles and Functions of Gastrointestinal System  

7.2 Physiological Activities in Mouth, Pharynx and Oesophagus  

7.3 Physiological Activities in Stomach  

7.4 Pancreas, Liver and Gall Bladder 

7.5 Physiological Activities in Small Intestine  

7.6 Physiological Activities in Large Intestine  

7.7 Digestion and AbsorptionSECTION 8 ENDOCRINAL SYSTEM  

8.1 General Principles of Endocrinal System  

8.2 Endocrinal Functions of Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland 

8.3 Thyroid Gland  

8.4 Endocrinal Control of Calcium Metabolism and Bone Physiology 

8.5 Adrenal Glands 

8.6 Pancreatic Hormones 

8.7 Endocrinal Functions of Other Organs and Local HormonesSECTION 9 REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM 

9.1 Sexual Growth and Development 

9.2 Male Reproductive Physiology 

9.3 Female Reproductive Physiology 

9.4 Physiology of Pregnancy and Parturition  

9.5 Physiology of Lactation 

9.6 Physiology of ContraceptionSECTION 10 NERVOUS SYSTEM 

10.1 Central Nervous System 

10.2 Synaptic Transmission  

10.3 Somatosensory System  

10.4 Somatic Motor System  

10.5 Autonomic Nervous System 

10.6 Meninges, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Blood–Brain Barrier and Cerebral Blood Flow 

10.7 Limbic System and Physiology of Emotional, Behavioural and Motivational Mechanisms 

10.8 Reticular Formation, Electrical Activity of the Brain, and Alert Behaviour and Sleep  

10.9 Some Higher Functions of Nervous SystemSECTION 11 SPECIAL SENSES 

11.1 Sense of Vision  

11.2 Sense of Hearing 

11.3 Chemical Senses: Smell and TasteIndex  

Details – Concise Textbook of Human Physiology PDF

No. of pages: 702Language: EnglishCopyright: © Elsevier India 2018Published: 23rd April 2018Imprint: Elsevier IndiaeBook ISBN: 9788131253007Paperback ISBN: 9788131252994

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