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Essential Physiology for Dental Students. Essentials (Dentistry)

  • ID: 4523395
  • Book
  • November 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Essential Physiology for Dental Students offers comprehensive information on human physiology, tailored to the needs of students of dentistry. This new addition to the Dentistry Essentials series helps students gain a deeper understanding of how physiological concepts apply to clinical dental practice. Each chapter outlines an organ system in sufficient detail whilst emphasizing its relevance to clinical dentistry. Written in a student–friendly style, it contextualizes how normal and altered physiology affects dental care and highlights the implications of dental interventions on the body s functioning. 

Essential Physiology for Dental Students provides readers with complete coverage of: cell physiology; nerve and muscle physiology; the cardiovascular system; the respiratory system; the gastro–intestinal system; the renal system; haematology; endocrinology including the regulation of blood glucose and blood calcium; and the central nervous system. 

  • Covers each system in detail, while emphasizing the relevance to dental students
  • Presented using a reader–friendly layout with illustrations and clinical photographs throughout
  • Features interactive MCQs and EMQs and downloadable images on a companion website

Essential Physiology for Dental Students is an excellent resource for undergraduate dentistry students, dental hygiene and therapy students, and dental nursing students.  It also greatly benefits newly qualified dentists preparing for postgraduate examinations such as MFDS, LDS, ORE, and also the US National Boards.

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List of Contributors


Chapter 1: The Cell Structure and Function

Nerve Muscle Physiology

Chapter 2: Nerve Physiology

Chapter 3: Muscle Physiology

Cardiovascular System

Chapter 4: Heart

Chapter 5: The Circulatory System

Respiratory System

Chapter 6: Mechanics of respiration

Chapter 7: Gas Exchange and Transport

Chapter 8: Control of Breathing

Gastrointestinal System (GIT)

Chapter 9: GIT Movements

Chapter 10: GIT Secretions

Chapter 11: GIT Digestion and Absorption

Hepato renal System

Chapter 12: Liver Physiology

Chapter 13: Renal Physiology


Chapter 14: Blood Plasma and Cells

Chapter 15: Immune System

Chapter 16: Haemostasis


Chapter 17: Endocrinology

Chapter 18: Regulation of Blood Glucose

Chapter 19: Regulation of Blood Calcium

Chapter 20: Reproductive Hormones and Pregnancy

Nervous System

Chapter 21: Central Nervous System

Chapter 22: The Autonomic Nervous System

Chapter 23: Special Senses

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Kamran Ali
Elizabeth Prabhakar
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