Each chapter is driven by a question, and the real-world application-based learning provides insight into the material and helps ensure your success as you prepare for the NCLEX® exam. Medical Physiology is divided into two parts: Basic Medical Physiology and Advanced Medical Physiology. The Basic Medical Physiology chapter is an in-depth review of basic concepts and techniques, including fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance; gas exchange; and the nervous, muscular, endocrine, and immune systems. The Advanced Medical Physiology chapter covers the following: The cardiovascular system; the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems; diseases of the genitourinary system; diseases of the eye; pain and sensation; the integumentary and musculoskeletal systems; the developing human; and physiological principles.
Volume 4 of the Pearson MCAT Pathophysiology Series. Answers the questions, "How does the body balance water content and temperature?" "Why does the brain have such a complex distribution of nerves?" and "How do the brain and spine coordinate reflexes, sensation, and movement?" The fourth volume of the Pearson MCAT Pathophysiology Series gives you the study guide you need to maximize your success on the exam. Align to major exam topics and identify areas for further review. Learn to recognize, categorize, and distinguish the important features of diseases, conditions, and syndromes. Learn the relationship between the brain and the rest of the body. Read carefully, and you'll be able to explain, illustrate, and diagnose many common diseases and conditions. Solve diagnostic problems using visual analogues and the MCAT Basic Science Questions. Master the topics covered in the Pathophysiology Review, by understanding the important concepts and mechanisms involved in the body's systems. The third volume in the Pearson MCAT Pathophysiology Series helps you develop your understanding of the essential concepts in medical physiology. Examine the entire body's structure and function, and develop an awareness of the body's reactions to injury and disease. Practice skills in medical problem-solving. The fourth volume covers: How does the body balance water content and temperature? Why does the brain have such a complex distribution of nerves? How does the body defend itself against injury and disease? How do the brain and spine coordinate reflexes, sensation, and movement? How does the brain and spinal cord stimulate the muscles of the body? How does the brain and spinal cord connect to the other body organs? How does the heart move blood to and from the brain, lungs, and other body organs? How does the thyroid stimulate the metabolic rate? How does the thyroid help the body regulate temperature? How does the cerebrum and cerebellum coordinate movement and sensation? How does the heart pump blood through the aorta and to the rest of the body? How does the heart move blood to the lungs? How does the heart move blood to the kidneys and other organs? How do the lungs transport oxygen and remove carbon 0b46394aab