Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 24th Edition [NOOK Book]


A succinct, up-to-date, and clinically relevant review of human physiology – trusted by generations of students and clinicians

More than 600 full-color illustrations

For more than four decades, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology has been helping those in the medical field understand human and ...

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A succinct, up-to-date, and clinically relevant review of human physiology – trusted by generations of students and clinicians

More than 600 full-color illustrations

For more than four decades, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology has been helping those in the medical field understand human and mammalian physiology. Applauded for its interesting and engagingly written style, Ganong’s concisely covers every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability and delivers more detailed, high-yield information per page than any other similar text or review.

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas such as chronic pain, reproductive physiology, and acid-base homeostasis. Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology incorporates examples from clinical medicine to illustrate important physiologic concepts. Whether you’re a student who needs an outstanding review for the USMLE or a physician who wants to keep pace with the ever-changing field of medical physiology, Ganong’s belongs on your desk.

NEW to this edition:

  • Section introductions that provide a foundation for the topic being discussed

  • Two types of review questions: end-of-chapter and board-style

  • Increased number of clinical cases and flow charts • Expanded legends to help you learn more about the illustrations without having to refer back to the text

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071780049
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/5/2012
  • Series: LANGE Basic Science
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 24
  • Pages: 768
  • File size: 58 MB
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Meet the Author

Author Information
Kim E. Barrett, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Dean of Graduate Studies
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Susan M. Barman, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Scott Boitano, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology
Arizona Respiratory Center
Bio5 Collaborative Research Institute
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Heddwen L. Brooks, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology
College of Medicine
University of Arizona
Tuscon, AZ

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Table of Contents

Section 1 Cellular and Molecular Basis for Medical Physiology

1. General Principles & energy Production in Medical Physiology

2. Overview of Cellular Physiology in Medical Physiology

3. Immunity, Infection & Inflammation

4. Excitable Tissue: Neve 83

5. Excitable Tissue: Muscle 97

6. Synaptic & Junctional Transmission

7. Neurotransmitters & Neuromodulators

Section II Central and Peripheral Neurophysiology

8. Somatosensory neurotransmission: Touch, Pain and Temperature

9. Vision

10. Hearing & Equilibrium

11. Smell & Taste

12. Reflex and Voluntary Control of Posture & Movement

13.Autonomic Nervous System

14. Electrical Activity of the Brain,Sleep-Wake States, & Circadian Rhythms

15. Learning, Memory, Language, & Speech

Section III Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology

16. Basic Concepts of Endocrine Regulation

17. Hypothalamic Regulation of Hormonal Functions

18. The Pituitary Gland

19. The Thyroid Gland

20. The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex

21. Hormonal Control of Calcium & Phosphate Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone

22. Reproductive Development & Function of the Felame Reproductive System

23. Function of the Male Reproductive System

24. Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Section IV Gastrointestional Physiology

25. Overview of Gastrointestinal Function & Regulation

26. digestion, Absorption, & Nutrional Principles

27. Gastrointestinal Motility

28. Transport & Metabolic Fuctions of the Liver

Section V Cardiovascular Physiology

29. Origin of teh heartbeat & the Electrical Activity of the Heart

30. The Heart as a Pump

31. Blood as a Circulatory Fluid & the Dynamics of Blood & Lymph Flow

32. Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms

33. Circulation Through Special Regions

Section VI Resspiratory Physiology

34. Introduction to Pulmonary Structure and Mechanics

35. Gas Transport & pH

36. Regulaton of Respiration

Section VII Renal Physiology

37. Renal Function & Micturition

38. Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition & Volume

39. Acidification of the Urine & biocarbonate Excretion

Answers to Multiple Choice Questions


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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    Highly recommended

    I use this book to review my knowledge of physiology since more than 25 years, it is one of the greatest books.
    The last edition is very nicely printed with many helpful illustrations and tables,
    I recommend this book for all medical students, doctors and any one intersted in Medical Physiology.
    The only thing I did not like in this book is some print errors, hopefully that will be avoided in next editions.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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