Pedagogic Changes

Figure 12.9 Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential.

Note that sodium ions are much more concentrated in the extracellular fluid (ECF) than in the intracellular fluid (ICF), while potassium ions are more concentrated in the ICF. Large anions unable to penetrate the plasma membrane give the cytoplasm a negative rhame '■■" '1 1__

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I have made the following changes in pedagogy; see the referenced pages for examples of each:

  • Added icons to the histological illustrations in chapter 5 to show a place where each tissue can be found (pp. 162-163).
  • Added thought questions to some figure legends (usually five per chapter) and provided answers to these at the end of the chapter (p. 91).
  • Na+ 145 mEq/L - K+ 4 mEq/L

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Figure 12.9 Ionic Basis of the Resting Membrane Potential.

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For each organ system, added a table of pathologies which briefly describes several of the most common dysfunctions and cites pages where other dysfunctions of that system are mentioned elsewhere in the book (p. 208).

Changed the chapter reviews from an outline to a narrative format that briefly restates the key points of the chapter (p. 125).

Shortened the end-of-chapter vocabulary lists, which no longer list all boldfaced terms in a chapter, but only those terms that I deemed most important (p. 126). Added 10 true/false questions to each chapter review, with a prompt to explain why the false questions are untrue (p. 127). The answers to these are in appendix B (p. A-2).

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