Essential Physiology for Dental Students
Essentials (Dentistry) Series

Coordinators: Ali Kamran, Prabhakar Elizabeth

Language: Anglais
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Essential Physiology for Dental Students offers comprehensive information on human physiology, tailored to the needs of students of dentistry. This new addition to the Dentistry Essentials series helps students gain a deeper understanding of how physiological concepts apply to clinical dental practice. Each chapter outlines an organ system in sufficient detail whilst emphasizing its relevance to clinical dentistry. Written in a student-friendly style, it contextualizes how normal and altered physiology affects dental care and highlights the implications of dental interventions on the body’s functioning.

Essential Physiology for Dental Students provides readers with complete coverage of: cell physiology; nerve and muscle physiology; the cardiovascular system; the respiratory system; the gastro-intestinal system; the renal system; haematology; endocrinology including the regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium; and the central nervous system.

. Covers each system in detail, while emphasizing the relevance to dental students
. Presented using a reader-friendly layout with illustrations and clinical photographs throughout
. Features interactive MCQs and EMQs and downloadable images on a companion website

Essential Physiology for Dental Students is an excellent resource for undergraduate dentistry students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and dental nursing students. It also greatly benefits newly qualified dentists preparing for postgraduate examinations such as MFDS, LDS, ORE, and also the US National Boards.

List of Contributors ix
Preface xi
About the Companion Website xiii

Part I Introduction 1
1 The Cell: Structure and Function 3

Part II Nerve Muscle Physiology 9
2 Nerve Physiology 11
3 Muscle Physiology 23

Part III Cardiovascular System 35
4 Heart 37
5 Circulation 47

Part IV Respiratory System 57
6 Mechanics of Respiration 59
7 Gas Exchange and Transport 67
8 Control of Breathing 73

Part V Gastrointestinal System (GIT) 79
9 GIT Movements 81
10 GIT Secretions 91
11 GIT Digestion and Absorption 101

Part VI Hepato Renal System 109
12 Liver Physiology 111
13 Renal Physiology 119

Part VII Blood 129
14 Blood Plasma and Cells 131
15 Immune System 139
16 Haemostasis 149

Part VIII Endocrinology 157
17 Endocrinology 159
18 Regulation of Blood Glucose 171]
19 Regulation of Blood Calcium 177
20 Reproductive Hormones and Pregnancy 183

Part IX Nervous System 189
21 Central Nervous System 191
22 The Autonomic Nervous System 209
23 Special Senses 217
Index 229

Kamran Ali, PhD, MMEd, BDS (Hons), FDSRCS (Eng), FCPS (Pak), FFDRCSI (Ire), FFDTEd, FDSRCPS (Glasg), PFHEA, is an Associate Professor and Consultant in Oral Surgery at the Peninsula Dental School University of Plymouth, UK.

Elizabeth Prabhakar, PhD, FHEA, CBiol, is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences at the BARTS and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Malta and a former Lecturer in Physiology, Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Plymouth, UK.