Medical Physiology: The Big Picture / Edition 1

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Overview

Get the BIG PICTURE of Medical Physiology — and focus on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams!

4-Star Doody's Review!

"This excellent, no-frills approach to physiology concepts is designed to help medical students and other health professions students review the basic concepts associated with physiology for the medical profession. The information is concise, accurate and timely."

If you don't have unlimited study time Medical Physiology: The Big Picture is exactly what you need! With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what's nice to know,” and enhanced with 450 full-color illustrations, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of medical physiology. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.

With just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features:

  • A “Big Picture” perspective on precisely what you must know to ace your course work and board exams
  • Coverage of all the essential areas of Physiology, including General, Neurophysiology, Blood, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal and Acid Base, Gastrointestinal, and Reproductive
  • 450 labeled and explained full-color illustrations
  • 190 board exam-style questions and answers — including a complete practice test at the end of the book
  • Special icon highlights important clinical information
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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David L. Osborne, PhD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)
Description: This excellent, no-frills approach to physiology concepts is designed to help medical students and other health professions students review the basic concepts associated with physiology for the medical profession. The information is concise, accurate, and timely. Major terms and clinical pearls are highlighted both as bold text and as red triangle associated figures. Clinical examples and test questions are additional features of the text.
Purpose: As defined by the authors, this book is designed to "help medical students efficiently learn and review physiology." These are worthy objectives of any textbook. The authors have produced a no-frills approach to the major concepts of physiology that would be most useful as a review, as there is limited detail in the explanations of the concepts.
Audience: The authors have targeted medical students as the major audience and the book is appropriate for this audience. However, having taught physiology to undergraduate premedical students as well, I think this book would be very useful to students preparing for the MCAT. The unique combination of an experienced physiologist and a young (resident) clinician gives this book a fresh perspective.
Features: The first chapter covers general material such as homeostasis, membrane transport and signaling, and basic muscle physiology. The next eight chapters are organized according to major organ systems. Each presents the basic concepts with clinical correlations along with a small number of study questions and answers. Chapter 10 completes the review with a final exam containing 108 questions that are a mixture of standard multiple-choice and scenario-based multiple-choice questions and accompanying answers. The only missing feature is a detailed glossary that students could use instead of having to turn to a medical dictionary.
Assessment: This high quality, readable book is a condensed alternative to Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 22nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 2005).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071485678
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Series: LANGE The Big Picture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 813,732
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan D. Kibble, PhD, has taught at the University of Sheffield Medical School and at St. George's University (Grenada). Most recently he taught physiology at The Memorial University of Newfoundland, where, in addition to serving as the physiology course director, he did research in renal physiology and active learning methods. He is currently helping to develop the medical curriculum at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Colsey R. Halsey, MD, is a Resident in Internal Medicine at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

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Table of Contents

General PhysiologyMembrane Transport

Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials

Cellular Communications

Autonomic Nervous System

Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission

Skeletal Muscle

Smooth MuscleBloodBlood Components

Blood Groups—Transfusion

Hemostasis and CoagulationCardiovascular PhysiologyHemodynamics

Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Muscle and Mechanics

Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output

Regulation of Arterial Pressure

Capillary Fluid Exchange

Regulation of Blood FlowRenal PhysiologyBody Fluid Compartments

Urine Formation

Glomerular Filtration Rate

Renal Blood Flow

Tubular Processes

Regulation of Extracellular Osmolarity

Control of Blood and Extracellular Volume

Renal Regulation of K+

Ca++, Phosphate, and Mg++

Acid-Base Disturbances

DiureticsRespiratory PhysiologyVentilation and Lung Mechanics

Alveolar-Blood Gas Exchange

Transport of O2 and CO2

Pulmonary Circulation and Edema

Ventilation/Perfusion Defects

Control of Breathing

Causes of Hypoxemia

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