Physiology, [NOOK Book]

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Physiology is a comprehensive presentation of core physiologic concepts with a focus on mechanisms. Renowned physiology instructor Linda S. Costanzo covers important concepts in the field, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised fourth edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of...

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Overview

Physiology is a comprehensive presentation of core physiologic concepts with a focus on mechanisms. Renowned physiology instructor Linda S. Costanzo covers important concepts in the field, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised fourth edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of cellular physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and neurophysiology, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organ systems. This book is ideal as both a textbook and as a review guide for the boards.

  • Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles.
  • Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text.
  • Presents chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points.
  • Contains boxed Clinical Physiology Cases to provide you with more clinical examples and a more thorough understanding of application.
  • Provides questions at the end of each chapter for an extensive review of the material and to reinforce your understanding and retention.
  • Offers a full-color design and all full-color illustrations throughout.
  • Features increased coverage of pathophysiology in the neurophysiology, gastrointestinal, renal, acid-base, and endocrine chapters to emphasize this important component of the USMLE exam.
  • Incorporates further practice in solving physiology equations through the inclusion of additional problem-solving questions throughout the text.

Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, BRS Physiology is an excellent aid for students preparing for the USMLE Step 1. The book concisely reviews key physiological principles and includes clinical correlations throughout to emphasize connections between basic physiology and clinical medicine. Numerous illustrations, tables, and flow charts help students visualize material quickly and aid in long-term retention. End-of-chapter USMLE-style questions and a comprehensive end-of-book exam test the student's problem-solving skills, and clearly explained answers guide the student through the correct steps in reasoning. This edition features increased coverage of pathophysiology, new questions, and a new two-color design and artwork.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455728138
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 5/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 569,303
  • File size: 114 MB
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Table of Contents

1 Cellular Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

2 Autonomic Nervous System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

3 Neurophysiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

4 Cardiovascular Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113

5 Respiratory Physiology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

6 Renal Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239

7 Acid-Base Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

8 Gastrointestinal Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329

9 Endocrine Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383

10 Reproductive Physiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447

Appendix I Common Abbreviations and Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 469

Appendix II Normal Values and Constants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .471

Challenge Yourself Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 473

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

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    Organized and Helpful

    Costanzo's Physiology is a great and clear book. I am currently in med school and I use this book to supplement the other physiology book we use. Costanzo's book is very clear so i read the relevant chapters in here first, which then makes the other physiology book easier to comprehend. I haven't taken my boards yet but I heard from other students that this book is very helpful for setting a strong background in physiology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

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    Good Text for Physio

    Costanzo has a knack for explaining difficult concepts simply. I used this book for a medical physiology course and have found it very helpful. It is not exhaustive, but it explains core concepts well and in a much more comprehensive fashion than other physio texts I've used.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    Great but not comprehensive book

    For a medical student this is the ultimate book in terms of readability and length. The chapters are pretty short (~80 pgs) and to the point. There isn't as much depth as your class might expect but pretty much covers every topic. I also found the end of chapter questions to be good reviews going in to the exam.

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