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Color Atlas of Physiology by Stefan Silbernagl, Agamemnon Despopoulos jr.

By Stefan Silbernagl, Agamemnon Despopoulos jr.

The fifth English version has been completely revised when it comes to content material and association of the didactic fabric; just about all of the colour illustrations were drawn anew for better readability. The huge introductory bankruptcy specializes in elements of cytophysiology. due to the significantly multiplied textual content and greater illustrative fabric, practical connections are simply well-known; new recommendations and present advances in learn are taken absolutely under consideration. major good points are: common and mobile body structure; Nerve and muscle; Autonomic fearful method; Blood; respiratory; Acid-base stability; Kidney salt and water stability; middle and flow; Thermal stability and thermoregulation; food and digestion; Hormonal keep an eye on; significant anxious method and senses

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All except H+-ATPase consist of 2 α-subunits and 2 β-subunits (P-type ATPases). The α-subunits are phosphorylated and form the ion transport channel (Ǟ A1). Na+-K+-ATPase is responsible for maintenance of intracellular Na+ and K+ homeostasis and, thus, for maintenance of the cell membrane potential. During each transport cycle (Ǟ A1, A2), 3 Na+ and 2 K+ are “pumped” out of and into the cell, respectively, while 1 ATP molecule is used to phosphorylate the carrier protein (Ǟ A2b). Phosphorylation first changes the conformation of the protein and subsequently alters the affinities of the Na+ and K+ binding sites.

22). Outward K+ diffusion persists until equilibrium is reached. At equilibrium, the two opposing forces become equal and opposite. In other words, the sum of the two or the electrochemical gradient (and thereby the electrochemical potential) equals zero, and there is no further net movement of ions (equilibrium concentration) at a certain voltage (equilibrium potential). T [X]o ! ln [V] F ! 314 J ! K– 1 ! 65 ϫ 104 A ! s ! ), ln is the natural logarithm, and [X] is the effective concentration = activity of the ion X (Ǟ p.

A typical neuron (motor neuron, Ǟ A1) consists of the soma or cell body and two types of processes: the axon and dendrites. Apart from the usual intracellular organelles (Ǟ p. ), such as a nucleus and mitochondria (Ǟ A2), the neuron contains neurofibrils and neurotubules. The neuron receives afferent signals (excitatory and inhibitory) from a few to sometimes several thousands of other neurons via its dendrites (usually arborescent) and sums the signals along the cell membrane of the soma (summation).

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