Physiology at a Glance

Physiology at a Glance

by Jeremy P. T. Ward, Roger W. A. Linden
     
 

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This revised and updated edition of Physiology at a Glance features clear and concise illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, to provide a thorough introduction to physiology that integrates seamlessly with the medical school curriculum.

Physiology at a Glance breaks the topic down into its core components, dealing with

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This revised and updated edition of Physiology at a Glance features clear and concise illustrations, memorable data tables, and easy-to-read text, to provide a thorough introduction to physiology that integrates seamlessly with the medical school curriculum.

Physiology at a Glance breaks the topic down into its core components, dealing with structures of the body from cellular level to composite systems. Each chapter focuses on an element of the body and explores vital concepts to aid students at all levels of their training.

Physiology at a Glance:

• Introduces basic biological principles in easy-to-follow spreads, followed by thoroughly revised and updated systems-based chapters

• Features completely revised or brand new chapters and figures, including introductory chapters on homeostasis, blood, haemostasis and immunological defence mechanisms

• Is fully supported by a companion website at www.ataglanceseries.com/physiology featuring online access to over 200 self-assessment questions from the book, downloadable flashcards, and revision notes

With its straightforward approach to explaining the functions of the body, Physiology at a Glance provides medical, dental, health science and biomedical students with a thorough understanding of an often complex subject.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David L. Osborne, PhD (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book, part of the At a Glance series which covers basic concepts of a discipline in an introductory, concise manner, presents major concepts in physiology in a shorthand fashion with little detail associated with each concept. This updates the first edition of 2005.
Purpose: The authors state that this book is intended as a "concise guide and revision aid to core topics in physiology." These objectives are effectively met. The authors acknowledge the limitations of the book since it contains few details and only superficial coverage of each topic, but it is effectively written as a review or introduction to the concepts.
Audience: Intended for student use, the book is useful for undergraduate allied health, premedical, and predental students as a quick introduction or review of concepts. The major drawback for these students would be the lack of detail. All students would need other material to provide the details underlying each concept. This book also may serve as a good review for advanced students who need a refresher. The authors are accomplished educators and have produced a very effective review.
Features: This systems-based review covers 60 major topics in physiology with approximately 6 to 10 topics per system. The introductory topics relate to homeostasis, fluid distribution, membrane structure, electrical properties, and the physics of blood flow. Each topic is covered in a two-page format with the first page containing figures and the second page containing the written description.
Assessment: The book, although limited in content, is well conceived and well written. It is a good review, but should not be used for detailed study in physiology. This edition corrects some mistakes found in the first edition and is therefore a useful update.
From the Publisher
“Students studying physiology as a course or for a degree will find Physiology at a Glance, 2nd Edition to be a fine survey in full color with a new table of normal physiological values and updates in many different areas. Text and diagrams cover all key components of physiology and are key to any student’s course of study, making it an important pick for any college-level library strong in health science.” (Midwest Book Review)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470659786
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Series:
At a Glance Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
20.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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