• Section I: The Cell
1. The Molecular and Cellular Bases of Physiological Regulation
2. Cancer: A Disease of Cellular Proliferation, Life Span, and Death
• Section II: Neurophysiology
3. Introduction to the Nervous System
4. The Neuron
5. The Synapse
6. The Physiology of Muscle
7. The Concept of a Reflex
8. Skeletal Muscle Receptor Organs
9. The Concept of Lower and Upper Motor Neurons and Their Malfunction
10. The Central Control of Movement
11. The Vestibular System
12. The Cerebellum
13. The Autonomic Nervous System
14. The Visual System
15. Cerebrospinal Fluid and the Blood-Brain Barrier
16. The Electroencephalogram and Sensory-Evoked Potentials
Learn how to understand normal body functions before learning about the mechanisms of veterinary disease. Cunningham's Textbook of Veterinary Physiology, 6th Edition approaches this vast subject in a practical, user-friendly way that helps you grasp key concepts and learn how they relate to clinical practice. From cell physiology to body system function to homeostasis and immune function, this comprehensive text provides the solid foundation needed before advancing in the veterinary curriculum.
• Expanded resources on the companion Evolve website include state-of-the-art 3D animations, practice tests, a glossary, and Clinical Correlations.
• Clinical Correlations boxes present case studies that illustrate how to apply physiology principles and concepts to the diagnosis and treatment of veterinary patients.
• Practice questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of what you’ve just read and provide valuable review for exams.
• Key Points at the beginning of each chapter introduce new concepts and help you prepare for exams.
• Full-color format highlights helpful information and enhances learning with a wealth of illustrations that visually depict specific functions and conditions.
Bradley Klein. Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA, USA