Essential Medical Physiology

Essential Medical Physiology

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Thoroughly revised, the third edition of this textbook covers the principal subjects in a modern medical school physiology course. It includes chapters on general physiology, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system and integrative physiology.The alveoli do not contain cilia but do contain type II epithelial cells that secrete surfactant. The epithelium ... The acinus is the functional unit of gas exchange because diffusion is so effective at mixing and equilibrating gas in it. Figure 4 showsanbsp;...

Title:Essential Medical Physiology
Author:Leonard R. Johnson
Publisher:Academic Press - 2003


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