Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th Edition)

Download Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology (13th Edition) written by John E. Hall in PDF format. This book is under the category Medicine and bearing the isbn/isbn13 number 1455770051/9781455770052. You may reffer the table below for additional details of the book.


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John E. Hall


Saunders; 13th edition




1172 pages









Book Description

The Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13th Edition (PDF), continues the long legacy of being the most influential medical physiology textbook in the world. This book has been a best-seller for many years. This textbook, in contrast to others on the subject, is both thorough and clear. It is written in a manner that is consistent throughout, and it is the work of a single author. The primary focus of the textbook is on material that is most relevant to clinical and pre-clinical students. The comprehensive but easily understandable ebook is supplemented by didactic graphics that provide a concise summary of essential ideas in physiology and pathophysiology.

In the 13th edition PDF of Guyton and Hall’s Textbook of Medical Physiology:



  • Diagrams and sketches that are vivid and colored in full.
  • The Medicine eBook is available to be read on many different types of devices.
  • Included in this report is a brand-new easy-reference chart displaying normal lab readings.
  • Chapters that are simple to read, short in length, expertly edited, and have a user-friendly, full-color style.
  • The use of summary tables and figures helps to express key concepts discussed in the textbook in a more concise manner.
  • Throughout the text, there are clinical vignettes that allow you to observe how fundamental ideas are applied to real-world scenarios.
  • reflects the most recent breakthroughs in molecular biology, cardiology, and neurophysiology research, as well as digestive tract research.
  • an increase in the total quantity of figures, as well as clinical correlations and molecular and cellular mechanisms that are significant for clinical care.
  • The essential information concerning how the body must keep its homeostasis in order to remain healthy is emphasized, and the supporting material and examples are described in detail.



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Table of contents

Table of contents :
UNIT I – Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology
1. Functional Organization of the Human Body and Control of the “Internal Environment”
2. The Cell and Its Functions
3. Genetic Control of Protein Synthesis, cell function, and cell reproduction

UNIT II – Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle
4. Transport of Substances Through Cell Membranes
5. Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials
6. Contraction of Skeletal Muscle
7. Excitation of Skeletal Muscle: Neuromuscular Transmission and Excitation-Contraction Coupling
8. Excitation and Contraction of Smooth Muscle

UNIT III – The Heart
9. Cardiac Muscle; The Heart as a Pump and Function of the Heart Valves
10. Rhythmical Excitation of the Heart
11. The Normal Electrocardiogram
12. Electrocardiographic Interpretation of Cardiac Muscle and Coronary Blood Flow Abnormalities: Vectorial Analysis
13.Cardiac Arrhythmias and Their Electrocardiographic Interpretation

UNIT IV – The Circulation
14. Overview of the Circulation; Biophysics of Pressure, Flow, and Resistance
15. Vascular Distensibility and Functions of the Arterial and Venous Systems
16. The Microcirculation and Lymphatic System: Capillary Fluid Exchange, Interstitial Fluid, and Lymph Flow
17. Local and Humoral Control of Tissue Blood Flow
18. Nervous Regulation of the Circulation and Rapid Control of Arterial Pressure
19. Role of the Kidneys in Long-Term Control of Arterial Pressure and in Hypertension: The Integrated System for Aterial Pressure Regulation
20. Cardiac Output, Venous Return, and Their Regulation
21. Muscle Blood Flow and Cardiac Output During Exercise; the Coronary Circulation and Ischemic Heart Disease
22. Cardiac Failure
23. Heart Valves and Heart Sounds; Valvular and Congenital Heart Defects
24. Circulatory Shock and Its Treatment

UNIT V – The Body Fluids and Kidneys
25. The Body Fluid Compartments: Extracellular and Intracellular Fluids; Edema
26. The Urinary System: Functional Anatomy and Urine Formation by the Kidneys
27. Glomerular Filtration, Renal Blood Flow, and Their Control
28. Renal Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion
29. Urine Concentration and Dilution; Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Osmolarity and Sodium Concentration
30. Renal Regulation of Potassium, Calcium, Phosphate, and Magnesium; Integration of Renal Mechanisms for Control of Blood Volume and Extracellular Fluid Volume
31. Acid-Base Regulation
32. Diuretics, Kidney Diseases

UNIT VI – Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Coagulation
33. Red Blood Cells, Anemia, and Polycythemia
34. Resistance of the Body to Infection: I. Leukocytes, Granulocytes, the Monocyte-Macrophage System, and Inflammation
35. Resistance of the Body to Infection: II. Immunity and Allergy
36. Blood Types; Transfusion; Tissue and Organ Transplantation
37. Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation

UNIT VII – Respiration
38. Pulmonary Ventilation
39. Pulmonary Circulation, Pulmonary Edema, Pleural Fluid
40. Principles of Gas Exchange; Diffusion of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Through the Respiratory Membrane
41. Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide in Blood and Tissue Fluids
42. Regulation of Respiration
43. Respiratory Insufficiency – Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Oxygen Therapy

UNIT VIII – Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology
44. Aviation, High Altitude, and Space Physiology
45. Physiology of Deep-Sea Diving and Other Hyperbaric Conditions

UNIT IV – The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology
46. Organization of the Nervous System, Basic Functions of Synapses, and Neurotransmitters
47. Sensory Receptors, Neuronal Circuits for Processing Information
48. Somatic Sensations: I. General Organization, the Tactile and Position Senses
49. Somatic sensations: II. Pain, Headache, and Thermal Sensations

UNIT X – The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses
50. The Eye: I. Optics of Vision
51. The Eye: II. Receptor and Neural Function of the Retina
52. The Eye: III. Central Neurophysiology of Vision
53. The Sense of Hearing
54. The Chemical Senses – Taste and Smell

UNIT XI – The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology
55. Motor Functions of the Spinal Cord; the Cord Reflexes
56. Cortical and Brain Stem Control of Motor Function
57. Contributions of the Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia to Overall Motor Control
58. Cerebral Cortex, Intellectual Functions of the Brain, Learning, and Memory
59. Behavioral and Motivational Mechanisms of the Brain – The Limbic System and the Hypothalamus
60. States of Brain Activity – Sleep, Brain Waves, Epilepsy, Psychoses, and Dementia
61. The Autonomic Nervous System and the Adrenal Medulla
62. Cerebral Blood Flow, Cerebrospinal Fluid, and Brain Metabolism

UNIT XII – Gastrointestinal Physiology
63. General Principles of Gastrointestinal Function – Motility, Nervous Control, and Blood Circulation
64. Propulsion and Mixing of Food in the Alimentary Tract
65. Secretory Functions of the Alimentary Tract
66. Digestion and Absorption in the Gastrointestinal Tract
67. Physiology of Gastrointestinal Disorders

UNIT XIII – Metabolism and Temperature Regulation
68. Metabolism of Carbohydrates and Formation of Adenosine Triphosphate
69. Lipid Metabolism
70. Protein Metabolism
71. The Liver as an Organ
72. Dietary Balances; Regulation of Feeding; Obesity and Starvation; Vitamins and Minerals
73. Energetics and Metabolic Rate
74. Body Temperature Regulation and Fever

UNIT XIV – Endocrinology and Reproduction
75. Introduction to Endocrinology
76. Pituitary Hormones and Their Control by the Hypopthalamus
77. Thyroid Metabolic Hormones
78. Adenocortical Hormones
79. Insulin, Glucagon, and Diabetes Mellitus
80. Parathyroid Hormone, Calcitonin, Calcium and Phosphate Metabolism, Vitamin D, Bone, and Teeth
81. Reproductive and Hormonal Functions of the Male (and Function of the Pineal Gland)
82. Female Physiology Before Pregnancy and Female Hormones
83. Pregnancy and Lactation
84. Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

UNIT XV – Sports Physiology
85. Sports Physiology

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