Human Physiology

  • Robert F. Schmidt
  • Gerhard Thews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Dudel
      Pages 3-31
    3. J. C. Rüegg
      Pages 32-50
    4. R. F. Schmidt
      Pages 81-110
    5. W. Jänig
      Pages 111-144
    6. R. F. Schmidt
      Pages 145-174
  3. Sense Organs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. J. Dudel
      Pages 177-192
    3. O.-J. Grüsser
      Pages 234-273
    4. H. Altner, J. Boeckh
      Pages 299-306
    5. R. F. Schmidt
      Pages 307-314
  4. Blood, Circulation and Respiration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Ch. Weiss
      Pages 331-357
    3. H. Antoni
      Pages 358-396
    4. E. Witzleb
      Pages 397-455
    5. G. Thews
      Pages 456-488
    6. J. Grote
      Pages 508-520
  5. Metabolism, Digestion and Excretion Endocrine Regulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. H.-V. Ulmer
      Pages 523-530
    3. H.-V. Ulmer
      Pages 548-572
    4. H.-V. Ulmer
      Pages 573-586
    5. F. Waldeck
      Pages 587-609
    6. O. Harth
      Pages 610-642
    7. K. Brück
      Pages 658-687
    8. G. Thews
      Pages 688-689
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 691-728

About this book


Human Physiology is the English version of a time-honored German textbook first published by HERMANN REIN in 1936. We undertook the preparation of a completely revised 20th edition with the intention of making the book accessible to a wide range of English-speaking readers. The subject-matter was therefore organized so as to corre­ spond to the structuring of physiology courses in most countries of the world. The book is directed primarily at students of medicine. Its aim is to enable them to un­ derstand living processes in the human organism, providing the basis for the scientific understanding of pathological changes. The material was chosen to give the reader not only the knowledge required for passing examinations, but also information necessary for a subsequent professional career. For this reason special attention was devoted to pathophysiological aspects. We hope that the book will prove a useful reference on the present status of physiology for physicians in private and hospital practice as well as for its primary readership. The book should also serve biologists, biochemists, pharmacologists, pharmacists, and psy­ chologist as a source of information on the physiological principles underlying their disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Gerhard Thews
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätWürzburgFed. Rep. Germany
  2. 2.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätMainzFed. Rep. Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96716-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96714-6
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