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Published: 07 December 2017

944 Pages


ISBN: 9780198737223

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Human Physiology

Fifth Edition

Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, and David A. Richards

  • Extensive coverage of human physiology in clearly-structured chapters make this the ideal student text
  • Accessible explanations, enhanced with numerous with photos and diagrams, help readers to learn and remember the material
  • Boxes containing more advanced material, or numerical examples, give opportunities to stretch and challenge the reader
  • Reading lists at the end of each chapter link physiology with other key subjects, particularly anatomy, biochemistry, and pharmacology
  • Bulleted lists within chapters and at the end of chapters provide useful summaries and aid revision
  • Accompanying online resources include multiple choice questions, allowing students to test their knowledge

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of sensory physiology expanded and broken down into smaller, more digestible chapters including the somatosensory system, the visual system, the auditory system, the vestibular system, the chemical senses of smell and taste, and the limbic system
  • Coverage of the respiratory system expanded and broken down into smaller, more digestible chapters including the mechanics of breathing, alveolar ventilation and blood gas exchange, the control of respiration, pulmonary defence mechanisms and disorders of the respiratory system, and high altitude and diving
  • A new comprehensive glossary to aid with understanding of physiological terms