- Focus on the clinical implications of the material with frequent examples from systems physiology, pharmacology, and pathophysiology.
- Gain a solid grasp of transport processes—which are integral to all physiological processes, yet are neglected in many other cell biology texts.
- Understand therapeutic interventions and get an updated grasp of the field with information on recently discovered molecular mechanisms.
- Conveniently explore mathematical derivations with special boxes throughout the text.
Test your knowledge of the material with an appendix of multiple-choice review questions, complete with correct answers
Cellular Physiology and Neurophysiology, 2nd Edition
SECTION I: Fundamental Physicochemical Concepts
1 Introduction: Homeostasis and Cellular Physiology
2 Diffusion and Permeability
3 Osmotic Pressure and Water Movement
4 Electrical Consequences of Ionic Gradients
SECTION II: Ion Channels and Excitable Membranes
5 Ion Channels
6 Passive Electrical Properties of Membranes
7 Generation and Propagation of the Action Potential
8 Ion Channel Diversity
SECTION III: Solute Transport
9 Electrochemical Potential Energy and Transport Processes
10 Passive Solute Transport
11 Active Transport
SECTION IV: Physiology of Synaptic Transmission
12 Synaptic Physiology I
13 Synaptic Physiology II
SECTION V: Molecular Motors and Muscle Contraction
14 Molecular Motors and the Mechanism of Muscle Contraction
15 Excitation-Contraction Coupling in Muscle
16 Mechanics of Muscle Contraction
A Abbreviations, Symbols, and Numerical Constants
B A Mathematical Refresher
C Root-Mean-Squared Displacement of Diffusing Molecules
D Summary of Elementary Circuit Theory
E Answers to Study Problems
F Review Examination