Chapter 11 The Endocrine System
Integration of endocrine control of Ca
into endocrine chapter;
control of thyroid hormone secretion.
Chapter 12 Cardiovascular Physiology
on autonomic neurotransmitters
mechanisms of sympathetic contractility;
illustrating the pathways of lymph flow;
discussion of the use of statin drugs in treating
hypercholesterolemia; cardiac cycle diagram keyed
numerically to text discussion.
Chapter 13 Respiratory Physiology
Significant expansion of the control of respiration.
Chapter 14 The Kidneys and Regulation of
Water and Inorganic Ions
Endocrine control of calcium homeostasis moved to
Chapter 11; renal contribution to calcium homeostasis
discussed in this chapter; expansion and update of
section on glucose handling in the kidney; expansion
and update of section on control of sodium transport
in the proximal tubule; consolidation and clariﬁ
of section on countercurrent multiplier.
Chapter 15 The Digestion and Absorption
on inflammatory bowel disease.
Chapter 16 Regulation of Organic
Metabolism and Energy Balance
Expansion and update of sections on control of
Chapter 17 Reproduction
Discussion of different types of estrogen; update
of section on meiosis; new summary of events from
ovulation to implantation;
the control of gonadotropins in the luteal phase.
Chapter 18 Defense Mechanisms
of the Body
Updated information on clinical treatments for HIV
Medical Physiology: Integration
Using Clinical Cases
describing the integrative, whole-body
responses to homeostatic disturbances, including
three complete Case Studies.