Medical Physiology Online

Peer reviewed, open access journal. ISSN 1985-4811.


Medical Physiology Online [ISSN 1985-4811] is a peer reviewed, open access journal.  The journal is hosted at

Note: The journal ceased publication as of Aug 2012, and is no longer receiving submissions. All Content Published in the Journal is Archived on this Site.

The journal’s mission is to enable wider and faster dissemination and to foster understanding of the rapidly expanding knowledge base in medical physiology for the betterment of human health.  The journal aims to serve researchers, physicians, students and policymakers with an interest in medical physiology and medicine.

Manuscripts that address research questions pertaining to the broad field of medical physiology as well as reviews are welcome.  Submission of reports of experimental or clinical research integrative of organ systems is particularly encouraged.  Articles in Medical Physiology Online (MPO) will typically contribute to understanding systems level regulatory mechanisms in physiologic or pathophysiologic states.  Contributions that are likely to improve the way we learn or teach medical physiology are welcome.

The journal uses an open peer review process.  Read more about this at:

The journal does NOT charge authors any fees for processing of a submitted manuscript or for publishing it. Authors retain copyright of their contributions, and are free to distribute work they publish in this journal with due attribution.

Please read more at: Why publish in MPO?

This journal is not currently affiliated with a professional society.  It is not indexed in Medline, PubMed, or Scopus.

Founding Editor & Publisher: E.S.Prakash, MBBS, MD, Professor of Physiology, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA, 31207 USA.

Contents (Most recent first):

[Point of View] Prakash ES. Which one of these variables is most critically regulated: extracellular fluid (ECF) volume or ECF osmolality or ECF pH or effective arterial blood volume? 27 Jul 2012 [Full text]

[Teaching and Learning Medical Physiology] Navalta JW, Lyons TS, Pereira GB, Arnett SW, Schafer MA, Esslinger FT, and Sobrero GL. Effectiveness of blended instruction utilizing on-line lectures and split classes in delivering an applied exercise physiology course. 13 Jan 2012 [Full text]

[Point of View] Brown S and Simcock DC. Stephen Hales and the practice of science. 19 Oct 2011 [Full text]

[Point of View] Brown S. Reluctance to think: unable or unwilling? 22 Jul 2011 [Full text]

[Teaching and Learning Medical Physiology] Bhagat A. A simple method for demonstrating some factors affecting the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.  24 Sep 2011 [Full text]

[Point of View] Barkur RR, Kamath U, and Rao KGM. Freeing didactic lectures from monotony with a brief mid-lecture presentation on innovations in biomedical technology unrelated to the original lecture. 27 Apr 2010 [Full text]

[Letter] E.S.Prakash. To give or not to give lecture slides to students before I deliver the lecture? 22 Mar 2010 [Full text]

[Point of View] Adler NR. Increasing kidney oxygenation as a potential therapeutic avenue for kidney disease. 3 Oct 2009 [Full text]

[Letter] Lichtenbelt WD, Schrauwen P, and Jaap Teul GJ. Reply to the letter by Prakash and Sethuraman regarding the article ‘Cold-activated brown adipose tissue in healthy men’. 6 Jul 2009 [Full text]

[Letter] Prakash ES and Sethuraman KR. Letter regarding the article Cold activated brown adipose tissue in healthy men by Lichtenbelt et al. 18 Jun 2009 [Full text]

[Research Communication] Benjamin J Wilson, Gus L W Hart, Allen C Parcell. Cardiac interbeat interval complexity is influenced by physical activity. 1 Jan 2009 [Full text]

[Brief Review] E Harper. Premature skeletal muscle fatigue in multiple sclerosis and its implications for exercise therapy. 4 Jul 2008 [Full text]

[Point of View] Drake Holland AJ and Noble MIM. Denervation supersensitivity to noradrenaline in resistance vessels in denervated canine myocardium. 13 Feb 2008 [Full text]

[Point of View] I M Rogers. On the real cause of pyloric stenosis of infancy. 11 Feb 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Prakash ES. Ask a question: a new type of contribution to MPO. 30 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Bhaskar A. Surface potential theory for explaining the increase in sodium permeability in hypocalcemia. 24 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Halahalli H. Is hyperphosphatemia an independent cause of tetany? 20 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Halahalli H. Ill-conceived questions. 20 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Balakrishnan S. Reply to “What is the difference between tetanus and tetany”. 17 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Letter] Singh S. Milk and alkali tetany. 16 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Point of View] Prakash ES. “What is the difference between tetanus and tetany” 16 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Point of View] Stead EA and Starmer CF. Restoring the joy in learning. 16 Jan 2008 [Full text]

[Point of View] Madanmohan. The power of Pranayam. 16 Jan 2008 [Full text]

Written by E.S. Prakash

May 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM