Dukes' physiology of domestic animals. / editor, William O. Reece, DVM, PhD, University Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa USA [and three others] ; contributors, Michele Borgarelli, DMV, PhD [and twenty one others].

Dukes' Physiology of Domestic Animals, Thirteenth Edition offers a thorough update to the classic comprehensive text on domestic animal physiology. Now in full color throughout, the book has been fully revised to provide an increased clinical focus, more pedagogical features, and online supplem...

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Other Authors: Reece, William O. (Editor), Borgarelli, Michele (Contributor)
Format: Electronic
Published: Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.
Edition:Thirteenth edition.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Tributes to Drs H. Hugh Dukes and Melvin J. Swenson; About the companion website; Section I Neurophysiology; Chapter 1 Nervous Tissue; Division of the nervous system; Cells of the nervous system; Extracellular environment of the CNS; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 2 Electrochemical Basis of Neuronal Function; Distribution of intracellular and extracellular ions; Resting membrane potential; Graded potential; Action potential; Propagation of action potentials; Self-evaluation
  • Suggested readingAnswers; Chapter 3 Synaptic Transmission; Neurotransmitters; Receptors for neurotransmitters; Neuromuscular synapse; Boutons en passage; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 4 Somatic and Visceral Senses; Properties of sensory receptors; Transduction of receptor stimulus; Ascending sensory pathways; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 5 Olfaction and Gustation; Olfaction; Gustation; Self-evaluation; Answers; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 6 Auditory System; External and middle ears; Inner ear; Central pathways for hearing; Auditory reflex
  • Self-evaluationSuggested reading; Answers; Chapter 7 Visual System; Structure of the eye; Photoreceptor cells; Transduction of visual signals; Visual acuity; Pathways of visual signals; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 8 Motor System; Voluntary motor control; Reflex motor control; Rhythmic motor control; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 9 Vestibular System; Vestibular organ; Transduction of vestibular stimulus; Detection of head movement; Vestibular nerve and central pathways; Nystagmus; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers
  • Chapter 10 Autonomic Nervous SystemOrganization of the autonomic nervous system; Sympathetic division; Parasympathetic division; Neurotransmitters and their receptors; Micturition; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Section II Body Fluids and Homeostasis; Chapter 11 Body Water: Properties and Functions; Physicochemical properties of solutions; Distribution of body water; Water balance; Dehydration, thirst, and water intake; Adaptation to water lack; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 12 The Composition and Functions of Blood; General characteristics; Leukocytes
  • ErythrocytesFate of erythrocytes; Iron metabolism; Anemia and polycythemia; Hemostasis: prevention of blood loss; Prevention of blood coagulation; Tests for blood coagulation; Plasma and its composition; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 13 Fundamentals of Acid-Base Balance; Introduction to acid-base balance; Maintenance of acid-base balance; Intracellular potassium and hydrogen ion concentration relationships; Acid-base balance disturbances; Evaluation of acid-base status; Self-evaluation; Suggested reading; Answers; Chapter 14 Body Temperature and Its Regulation