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    Kim E. Barrett, Susan M. Barman, Scott Boitano, Jane F. Reckelhoff.
    Digital : AccessMedicine2018
    Section I. Cellular & molecular basis for medical physiology : General principles & energy production in medical physiology ; Overview of cellular physiology in medical physiology ; Immunity, infection, & inflammation ; Excitable tissue: nerve ; Excitable tissue: muscle ; Synaptic & junctional transmission ; Neurotransmitters & neuromodulators -- Section II. Central & peripheral neurophysiology : Somatosensory neurotransmission: touch, pain, & temperature ; Vision ; Hearing & equilibrium ; Smell & taste ; Reflex & voluntary control of posture & movement ; Autonomic nervous system ; Electrical activity of the brain, sleep--wake states, & circadian rhythms ; Learning, memory, language, & speech -- Section III. Endocrine & reproductive physiology : Basic concepts of endocrine regulation ; Hypothalamic regulation of hormonal functions ; The pituitary gland ; The thyroid gland ; The adrenal medulla & adrenal cortex ; Hormonal control of calcium & phosphate metabolism & the physiology of bone ; Reproductive development & function of the female reproductive system ; Function of the male reproductive system ; Endocrine functions of the pancreas & regulation of carbohydrate metabolism -- Section IV. Gastrointestinal physiology : Overview of gastrointestinal function & regulation ; Digestion, absorption, & nutritional principles ; Gastrointestinal motility ; Transport & metabolic functions of the liver -- Section V. Cardiovascular physiology : Origin of the heartbeat & the electrical activity of the heart ; The heart as a pump ; Blood as a circulatory fluid & the dynamics of blood & lymph flow ; Cardiovascular regulatory mechanisms ; Circulation through special regions -- Section VI. Respiratory physiology : Introduction to pulmonary structure & mechanics ; Gas transport & pH ; Regulation of respiration -- Section VII. Renal physiology : Renal function & micturition ; Regulation of extracellular fluid composition & volume ; Acidification of the urine & bicarbonate excretion.