Textbook Of Physiology
Dr Mrutyunjay Kumar Guttal
216 x 280 mm
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Textbook of Physiology has been developed for the undergraduate MBBS students. It may also come to the aid of learners of allied medical sciences.

Significant features of this book:

  • Topics presented in a lucid language as—introduction, functional anatomy, elaboration of concepts and clinical/applied/pathophysiology.
  • Numerous heads and subheads along with highlighted important terms to assist memorisation of topics and effective presentation during examination.
  • Novel methods of explanation for easy understanding of complex principles and topics such as—Ionic Equilibrium and Resting Membrane Potential, CNS, Yoga etc.
  • Highlighted coloured boxes for clinical/applied/pathophysiology and current advances.
  • 670 coloured figures (illustrations, images, photographs, flow charts) and 137 tables (almost one figure/table in every page!) to make the text clearly understandable and more meaningful.
  • Many unique illustrations and tables that have not appeared ‘….in any textbook so far’.
  • ‘At a Glance’ at the beginning and ‘Recap’ at the end of each chapter.
  • Coloured boxes providing nuggets of information, tit-bits, snippets, notes, thought-provoking riddles and facts connected to human physiology.
  • Question bank with short notes/essay-type questions and MCQs (with answers) to assist the student in self assessment.

Dr. Mrutyunjay Guttal, a retired Professor of Physiology from the Dept. of Medical Education, Govt. of Karnataka, completed his MBBS and MD from Karnataka Medical College (presently known as Karnataka Institute of Medical sciences), Hubli. Dr. Guttal has also served as a visiting professor and HOD in Andhra Pradesh (Santhiram Medical College, Nandyal), Kerala (Kannur Medical College, Kannur) and Chennai (Tagore Medical College, Rathinamangalam). He has taught both UG and PG courses and served as examiner (in South Indian universities), faculty advisor in physiology and medical administrator for more than three decades He has published research papers and has also given guest-lectures in professional bodies and AIR. Dr. Guttal is currently HOD and Professor, Department of Physiology, Pacific Institute of Medical Sciences (Umarda), Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Special Acknowledgements

Part I: General Principles and Cellular Basis of Medical Physiology
1. Introduction to Physiology and its General Principles
2. Body Fluids
3. Cell Membrane as a ‘Permeability Barrier’ and Membrane Transport
4. Ionic Equilibrium and Resting Membrane Potential

Part II - Neuromuscular Physiology

5. Nerve: Structure and Function
6. Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Part III: Physiology of Haemopoietic System

7. Blood: General Considerations, Plasma Proteins and Blood Groups
8. Erythrocytes and Haemoglobin
9. Platelets and Haemostasis
10. Leucocytes and Immunity

Part IV: Gastrointestinal Tract

11. Knowing the Organisation of GIT
12. Activities when Food is in the Mouth
13. Stomach
14. Cooperative Activity of Exocrine Pancreas and Hepatobiliary System
15. Secretory and Motor Functions of Intestine
16. Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients

Part V: Respiratory System

17. Overview of the Respiratory System
18. The Mechanism and Mechanics of Breathing
19. Transfer and Transport of Respiratory Gases
20. Regulation of Respiration
21. Applied Physiology and Breathing in Extreme Situations
22. The Scientific Basis of Yoga

Part VI: Cardiovascular System

23. Overview and Structural Organisation of CVS
24. Properties of the Cardiac Muscle and ECG
25. The Cardiac Pump
26. Regulatory Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Function
27. Regional Circulation
28. Applied Physiology: CVS-Homeostasis and its Disturbances

Part VII: Renal System

29. Overview of the Organisation of the Renal System
30. Renal System as an Excretory Organ
31. Renal System as a Guardian of ECF

Part VIII: Nervous System

32. Significance and Design of Nervous system
33. Somesthetic Sensory Nervous System
34. Somatic Motor System
35. Brainstem (Supraspinal) Integration of Sensory–Motor Functions
36. Neural Integration of Visceral Functions
37. Higher Functions of Nervous System

Part IX: Special Senses

38. The Eye and the Vision
39. The Ear
40. Chemical Senses

Part X: Endocrine Physiology

41. General Endocrinology
42. The Thyroid gland
43. The Endocrine functions of pancreas: Insulin, Glucagon
44. Endocrine regulation of Calcium and Phosphate
45. The Adrenal Gland: Adrenal Cortex and Medulla
46. The Adrenal Gland: Adrenal Cortex and Medulla

Part XI: Reproductive Physiology

47. Overview of Male Reproductive System
48. Female Reproductive system
49. Fertilisation Pregnancy and Fetal Development

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