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Now in its sixth edition, Color Atlas of Physiology covers the entire subject of human physiology and brilliantly reviews everything medical students need to know to pass their pre-clinical physiology exams. Sections include the nerves and muscles, blood, respiration, the cardiovascular system, digestion, and reproduction. Providing a concise review of each thematic unit, the popular and proven layout of the book's double-page spreads with color illustrations and accompanying text allows for speedy comprehension ...
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Color Atlas of Physiology

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Overview

Now in its sixth edition, Color Atlas of Physiology covers the entire subject of human physiology and brilliantly reviews everything medical students need to know to pass their pre-clinical physiology exams. Sections include the nerves and muscles, blood, respiration, the cardiovascular system, digestion, and reproduction. Providing a concise review of each thematic unit, the popular and proven layout of the book's double-page spreads with color illustrations and accompanying text allows for speedy comprehension and recall of key concepts. This new edition includes recent scientific developments, especially regarding the successful application of molecular biology and gene technology concepts to physiology. It also takes into account the latest research on brain function.Innovative features in this edition:
  • Completely new material on thirst and regulation of salt and water balance, consciousness and sleep, and molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiation
  • Incorporation of the latest findings in areas such as body-weight regulation, memory, the sleep-wake cycle, iron metabolism, blood coagulation, and sound transduction
  • Visual highlighting of clinically relevant and pathophysiologic information, and clinical key words on every page
  • In its time-tested compact, and user-friendly format, Color Atlas of Physiology, Sixth edition, as an invaluable and ideal study guide and reference for medical students preparing for their examination in physiology.
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[A]n authoritative introduction to human physiology. — booknews.com[Four stars] Text on the left-hand page with informative diagrams, schematics, pictures, graphs etc, on the right-hand page...[makes] a definite advantage for students...provides a great way to review crucial and vital processes.—Doody's ReviewReviewer: A readerAs a student, I find this book invaluble around exam time. It has a concise and clear presentation, fantastic illustrations and good index, so that you can find everything just when you need it. Students, don't be fooled by its size, it's the best pre-clinical investment you'll make.Reviewer: A readerSmall, well illustrated. This is by far the most pain free and efficent way to pass physilogy exams as a medical student or for the MRCS.By Alexandra Grnvall (Lilla Edet, Sweden):I used this extraordinary book as an overview, study-guide and companion to physiology.Color Atlas of Physiology is concise and to the point, featuring some of the best, most descriptive illustrations of biochemical and physiological processes I have yet seen. The format - one page of illustrations alongside one page of brief explanatory texts - makes it perfect as an introduction to physiology and for reviewing the subject before an exam.
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Reviewer: Busselberg Dietrich, PhD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)
Description: Organized into specific organ systems and physiological processes, this atlas will be a great aid for any student.
Purpose: With an overwhelming body of facts, this book is much needed to give students a chance to concentrate on the most important physiological concepts and to understand them. These objectives are well met by the authors.
Audience: This book is written for students. The authors are highly respected physiologists.
Features: The atlas begins with a rather didactic overview of fundamental cellular processes essential to the human body. This is a great introduction to the subsequent chapters and fits nicely with the structure of the curriculum, since there will be some demand for basic science. Since it is not a large book, it will be easy for medical students to carry it with them for easy access to vague or forgotten material. It provides a convenient way of looking up information when the main textbook is unavailable. The format pairs text on the left-hand page with informative diagrams, schematics, pictures, graphs, etc., on the right-hand page. This is a definite advantage for students who may not always have the time to page through a large textbook to find a certain paragraph and a particular figure it refers to.
Assessment: Although this atlas is not as in depth as what will be required for the curriculum, it provides a great way to review crucial and vital processes, perhaps before an exam or in simple review. This is a great book for any student in the medical field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783131495211
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 456
  • File size: 52 MB
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Meet the Author

Professor and Head, Dept. of Physiology, University of Wuerzburg, Wuerzburg, Germany

Professor, formerly Scientific Adviser to Ciba-Geigy, Basel, Switzerland

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Table of Contents

1 Fundamentals and Cell Physiology 2

2 Nerve and Muscle, Physical Work 42

3 Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) 78

4 Blood 88

5 Respiration 106

6 Acid-Base Homeostasis 138

7 Kidneys, Salt, and Water Balance 148

8 Cardiovascular System 188

9 Thermal Balance and Thermoregulation 224

10 Nutrition and Digestion 228

11 Hormones and Reproduction 268

12 Central Nervous System and Senses 312

13 Appendix 378

Further Reading 397

Index 399

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