Comprehensive Human Physiology

From Cellular Mechanisms to Integration

  • Rainer Greger
  • Uwe Windhorst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Physiology Past and Future

    1. R. Greger, U. Windhorst
      Pages 1-17
  3. Basic Principles and Their Co-ordination

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Homeostasis and Regulation

    3. Cellular Mechanisms

    4. Nerve and Synaptic Function

      1. J. P. Ruppersberg
        Pages 267-282
      2. W. F. H. M. Mommaerts, D. Junge, M. B. Jackson
        Pages 283-294
      3. D. Junge, W. F. H. M. Mommaerts, U. Windhorst
        Pages 295-306
      4. J. P. Ruppersberg, S. Herlitze
        Pages 307-320
      5. M. Frotscher
        Pages 321-334
    5. Autonomic and Hormonal Control

  4. The Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 495-495
    2. General Properties of the Central Nervous System

    3. Sensory Systems and Functions

      1. U. Windhorst
        Pages 647-676
      2. W. D. Willis Jr
        Pages 677-696
      3. H.-P. Zenner, A. W. Gummer
        Pages 697-709
      4. H.-P. Zenner
        Pages 711-727
      5. A. W. Gummer, H.-P. Zenner
        Pages 729-756
      6. W. F. H. M. Mommaerts
        Pages 757-771
      7. J. E. Dowling
        Pages 773-788
      8. U. Windhorst
        Pages 789-828
      9. A. W. Gummer, P. Plinkert, H.-P. Zenner
        Pages 839-845
      10. D. Schild
        Pages 847-860
      11. L. Spillmann, W. H. Ehrenstein
        Pages 861-893
    4. Motor Functions and Their Control

      1. J. C. Rüegg
        Pages 895-910
      2. U. Windhorst, W. F. H. M. Mommaerts
        Pages 911-934

About this book


Comprehensive Human Physiology is a completely new kind of publication on physiology, presenting state-of-the-art knowledge about the molecluar mechanisms and the integrative regulation of body functions. This is the first time that both the molecular and integrative aspects of physiology have been combined to provide a unified overview of the field. This two-volume set shows physiology to be a highly dynamic science that is based on functional thinking and rooted in the ever-continuing process of learning more about life. The chapters contain a wealth of original data and numerous clear illustrations, making this into a valuable and easy-to-use reference book. This, together with the extensive references to the literature, makes this the comprehensive fundamental reference work in the fields of physiology and pathophysiology, essential reading for researchers, instructors and advanced students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rainer Greger
    • 1
  • Uwe Windhorst
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiologisches InstitutUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical NeurosciencesUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64619-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60946-6
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