Packed with new guidelines and current hot topics, this first volume covers physiology and physics. The nearly 50 physiology topics covered include lung function, hypoxia, acid–base balance, pain pathways, oxygen transport, cerebral blood flow and more. Nearly 30 physics topics are covered including gas laws, oxygen measurement, cardiac output monitoring, safety features of the anaesthetic machine, resuscitation bags and valves, depth of anaesthesia monitoring and more. The second edition of this hugely popular book is improved in clarity and content but stays true to the pragmatic approach adopted by the authors in the first edition.
The text covers the various systems of the human body, from the central nervous system to the liver and kidneys. The reader gains an understanding not only of each system discussed, but also of how each of those physiological systems interact with each other. The section on pain, for example, explains how the body warns of dysfunction in one or more systems. In addition to covering the core material for professional examinations, some topics not usually dealt with in textbooks for anaesthetists are also covered, such as the impact of anaesthesia and surgery on the immune system.
Written in a clear and concise style, the book supplies up-to-date information to trainees in anaesthesiology and related specialities preparing for professional examinations: both editors have a wealth of experience in these subjects. The book also helps established anaesthesiologists, and those in other related specialities, who want to keep up with recent developments in the field.
This concise guide breaks this often complex subject down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from the cellular level to composite systems. New to this edition are three chapters on cell signalling, thermoregulation, and altitude and aerospace physiology, as well as a glossary of terms to aid medical, dental, health science and biomedical students at all levels of their training.
Featuring clear, full-colour illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, Physiology at a Glance is ideal as both a revision guide and as a resource to assist basic understanding of key concepts.
The book contains sets of objectives, which outlines the factual knowledge required in a way that should encourage self-study, critical appraisal, and the use of many sources of information. The text presents outlines of topics on basic chemical, physical, biochemical, and physiological concepts. It also provides learning objectives for cell biochemistry, body fluids, connective and support tissue, excitable tissue, nutrition, thermoregulation, and the nervous system. A set of multiple choice questions is found at the end of each section to test the student's knowledge.
Medical students, physiotherapy students, occupational therapy students, nursing students and students in related medical sciences will find the book very useful.