First Aid for the Basic Sciences, General Principles, Second Edition / Edition 2

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The essential companion for your first two years of medical school

First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles, 2e provides you with a solid understanding of the basic science principles with which all medical students must be familiar. The second edition has been completely revised to feature a more student-friendly and approachable text, an updated high-yield rapid review section, new images, and more.

  • Delivers comprehensive single-source coverage of the entire first year of medical school
  • Includes important background material most other reviews leave out
  • Covers the high-yield topics and facts tested on the USMLE
  • Offers full-color images, learning aids, tables, and concise text to streamline your study and help you excel in coursework and on the USMLE
  • Provides a framework for understanding anatomy and histology, embryology, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, pathology, and pharmacology
  • Mirrors the table of content of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 to facilitate study
  • Written by students who aced the USMLE and reviewed by top faculty
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071743884
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/16/2011
  • Series: First Aid Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 561
  • Sales rank: 384,763
  • Product dimensions: 10.82 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Tao Le, MD, MHS

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Allergy and Immunology

University of Louisville

Division of Allergy and Immunology

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Contributing Authors
Faculty Reviewers
How to Use This Book
How to Contribute
Chapter 1: Anatomy and Histology
Cellular Anatomy and Histology
Gross Anatomy and Histology
Chapter 2: Behavioral Science
Disease Prevention
Life Cycle
Chapter 3: Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Nucleotide Synthesis
Mutations and DNA Repair
The Cell
Connective Tissue
Homeostasis and Metabolism
Amino Acids
Fed Versus Unfed State
Laboratory Tests and Techniques
Chapter 4: Embryology
Chapter 5: Microbiology
Microbiology: Systems
Chapter 6: Immunology
Principles of Immunology
Chapter 7: Pathology
Chapter 8: General Pharmacology
IndexAbout the Editors
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    A lot of mistakes both scientific and grammatical. For example,

    A lot of mistakes both scientific and grammatical. For example, genetic section, Down syndrome, prenatal diagnosis, alpha ferroprotein instead of alpha fetoprotein (correct word). In Embryology section, absolutely incorrect description of miferpristone mechanism of action

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