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

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.


cellular mechanisms cellular physiology integrative human physiology pathophysiology physiology

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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