Benjamin Cummings Interactive Physiology IPWeb

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Since 1995, students have been using award winning InterActive Physiology to help them succeed in A&P. IPweb can help you earn a better grade, too!

Detailed animations in InterActive Physiology bring physiological concepts to life, allowing you to understand them, rather than just memorizing them. Fun, interactive quizzes test your knowledge of the material you have learned.

InterActive Physiology covers eight major topic areas:

Table of Contents

Muscular System (Author: Marvin J. Branstrom)
  Anatomy Review: Skeletal Muscle Tissue
  Neuromuscular Junction
  Sliding Filament Theory
  Muscle Metabolism
  Contraction of Motor Units
  Contraction of Whole Muscle
Nervous System I: The Neuron: The Action Potential (Author: Susan J. Mitchell)
  Anatomy Review
  Ion Channels
  The Membrane Potential
  The Action Potential
Nervous System II: Synaptic Potentials and Neurotransmitters (Author: Susan J. Mitchell)
  Anatomy Review
  Ion Channels
  Synaptic Potentials and Cellular Integration
  Synaptic Transmission
Cardiovascular System (Authors: Elaine N. Marieb, Marvin J. Branstrom)
  Anatomy Review: The Heart
  Intrinsic Conduction System
  Cardiac Action Potential
  Cardiac Cycle
  Cardiac Output
  Anatomy Review: Blood Vessel Structure and Function
  Measuring Blood Pressure
  Factors that affect Blood Pressure
  Blood Pressure Regulation
  Autoregulation and Capillary Dynamics
Respiratory System (Author: Andrea K. Salmi)
  Anatomy Review: Respiratory Structures
  Pulmonary Ventilation
  Gas Exchange
  Gas Transport
  Control of Respiration
Urinary System (Author: Marvin J. Branstrom)
  Anatomy Review
  Glomerular Filtration
  Early Filtrate Processing
  Late Filtrate Processing
Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance (Authors: Martha DePecol Sanner, Christine Hooper)
  Introduction to Body Fluids
  Water Homeostasis
  Electrolyte Homeostasis
  Acid/Base Homeostasis
Endocrine System (Author: Susan J. Mitchell)
  Endocrine System Review
  Biochemistry, Secretion, and Transport of Hormones
  The Actions of Hormones on Target Cells
  The Hypothalamic - Pituitary Axis
  Response to Stress