Physiology by Numbers

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Physiology by Numbers

By Richard F. Burton

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Thinking quantitatively about physiology is something many students find difficult. However, it is fundamentally important to a proper understanding of many of the concepts involved. In this enlarged second edition of his popular textbook, Richard Burton gives the reader the opportunity to develop a feel for values such as ion concentrations, lung and fluid volumes, blood pressures etc. through the use of calculations which require little more than simple arithmetic for their solution. Much guidance is given on how to avoid errors and the usefulness of approximation and 'back-of-envelope sums'. Energy metabolism, nerve and muscle, blood and the cardiovascular system, respiration, renal function, body fluids and acid-base balance are all covered, making this book essential reading for students (and teachers) of physiology everywhere, both those who shy away from numbers and those who revel in them.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Biology -> Biophysics

Physiology by Numbers
An Encouragement to Quantitative Thinking
2nd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/20/00
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0511034393
ISBN 13: 9780511034398
Print ISBN: 9780521772006

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