Human Physiology

  • Robert F. Schmidt
  • Gerhrad Thews

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. General Physiology of the Cell and of Intercellular Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Dudel
      Pages 2-18
  3. Motor and Integrative Functions of the Nervous System; Muscle Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. J. C. Rüegg
      Pages 62-81
    3. R. F. Schmidt, M. Wiesendanger
      Pages 82-123
  4. General and Special Sensory Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. H. O. Handwerker
      Pages 176-195
    3. M. Zimmermann
      Pages 196-222
    4. R. F. Schmidt
      Pages 223-236
    5. O. -J. Grüsser, U. Grüsser-Cornehls
      Pages 237-276
    6. H. Altner, J. Boeckh
      Pages 306-313
    7. R. F. Schmidt
      Pages 314-322
  5. Neuronal and Hormonal Regulatory Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. M. Zimmermann
      Pages 324-332
    3. W. Jänig
      Pages 333-370
    4. W. Wuttke
      Pages 371-399
  6. Blood and the Circulatory System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Ch. Weiss, W. Jelkmann
      Pages 402-438
    3. H. Antoni
      Pages 439-479
    4. E. Witzleb
      Pages 480-542
  7. Respiration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 543-543
    2. G. Thews
      Pages 544-577
    3. J. Grote
      Pages 598-612
  8. Energy Balance, Work, and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 613-613
    2. H. -V. Ulmer
      Pages 614-623
    3. H. -V. Ulmer
      Pages 645-665
    4. H. -V. Ulmer
      Pages 666-676
  9. Nutrition, Digestion and Excretion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 677-677
    2. H. -V. Ulmer
      Pages 678-692
    3. K. Ewe, U. Karbach
      Pages 693-734
    4. P. Deetjen
      Pages 735-762
    5. P. Deetjen
      Pages 763-772
  10. Reproduction, Pregnancy and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 773-773
    2. W. Wuttke
      Pages 774-784
    3. W. Wuttke
      Pages 785-788
    4. R. K. Zahn
      Pages 789-794
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 795-828

About this book


This book first appeared in English in 1983, as a translation of the 20th Edition of the long-established German textbook Physi%gie des Menschen. In this new English edition the text has been fundamentally "rejuvenated", to bring it up to date with the rapid advances in many areas of physiology and to incorporate many helpful suggestions from both readers and colleagues. In its scope and didac­ tic goals, the book remains as we set forth in the Preface to the First Edition, which follows. First, the content was substantially reorganized. The general aspects of cell physiol­ ogy and intercellular communication, which underlie the functions of all organs, were extracted from the various chapters and brought together in a separate intro­ ductory section. We are most grateful to our colleague J. DUDEL for undertaking this task. The second step was to make the text more concise in several places (for instance, the motor and somatovisceral systems previously occupied two chapters and have now been condensed into one). By these processes of condensation and distillation of the passages on general cell physiology, space was made for the necessary addi­ tions and expansions, with only a slight change in the overall length of the book.


biochemistry biology central nervous system circulation erythrocyte leukocyte metabolism neurophysiology nutrition pathophysiology physiology respiration retina smooth muscle tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert F. Schmidt
    • 1
  • Gerhrad Thews
    • 2
  1. 1.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Physiologisches Institut der UniversitätMainzGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73833-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73831-9
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