The text covers the various systems of the human body, from the central nervous system to the liver and kidneys. The reader gains an understanding not only of each system discussed, but also of how each of those physiological systems interact with each other. The section on pain, for example, explains how the body warns of dysfunction in one or more systems. In addition to covering the core material for professional examinations, some topics not usually dealt with in textbooks for anaesthetists are also covered, such as the impact of anaesthesia and surgery on the immune system.
Written in a clear and concise style, the book supplies up-to-date information to trainees in anaesthesiology and related specialities preparing for professional examinations: both editors have a wealth of experience in these subjects. The book also helps established anaesthesiologists, and those in other related specialities, who want to keep up with recent developments in the field.
This thoroughly revised version includes chapters on general physiology as well as cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, central nervous system, and integrative physiology. It contains clinical notes, chapter outlines with page numbers, 2-color figures throughout, and new chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy.
Among the contributors to this indispensible textbook are leading physiologists Leonard R. Johnson, Stanley G. Schultz, H. Maurice Goodman, John H. Byrne, Norman W. Weisbrodt, James M. Downey, D. Neil Granger, Frank L. Powell, Jr., James A. Schafer, and Dianna A. Johnson.
This text is recommended for medical, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students studying physiology, physicians, and clinical specialists as well as anyone interested in basic human physiology.
* Includes clinical notes
* "Key Points" summarize most important information
* Contains chapter outlines with page numbers
* 2-color figures throughout
* New chapters on Exercise, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Maternal Adaptations in Pregnancy
The book contains sets of objectives, which outlines the factual knowledge required in a way that should encourage self-study, critical appraisal, and the use of many sources of information. The text presents outlines of topics on basic chemical, physical, biochemical, and physiological concepts. It also provides learning objectives for cell biochemistry, body fluids, connective and support tissue, excitable tissue, nutrition, thermoregulation, and the nervous system. A set of multiple choice questions is found at the end of each section to test the student's knowledge.
Medical students, physiotherapy students, occupational therapy students, nursing students and students in related medical sciences will find the book very useful.
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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This high-yield, rapid-fire Q&A book is written by students for students to help first and second year medical students review physiology for their course exams as well as prepare for the USMLE Step 1.
About the Book
The Deja Review series helps you "Remember what you already know"; the flashcard format helps medical students recall the most important, must-know facts and concepts covered in their course work for physiology. This rapid-fire question & answer review book allows students to quickly navigate through the information needed for their course exams and USMLE Step 1. Active recall questions reinforce correct answers to enhance learning - not just passive memorization. Physiology is a required course in many medical schools, and heavily covered on USMLE Step 1.
Mnemonics and keywords sprinkled throughout the text facilitate focus on core facts, while clinical vignettes at the end of each chapter allow students to reflect on the topic they have just read.
This book will publish with seven other basic science books in the Deja Review series, along with USMLE Step1 and USMLE Step 2 review books for a total of 10 new editions in Fall 2010.
In-Store Date: 7/1/2010
Pub Month: July 2010
FeaturesRapid Recall Q and A format simulates flashcards in a book. Keywords and mnemonics highlighted throughout the text. NEW figures. Expanded chapter on Reproductive Physiology Clinical vignette review questions at the end of each chapter. Contributions by med students who aced the USMLE. Two column format allows for “flashcard” use of Q&A USMLE-format vignettes at the end of each chapter provide review of material covered in a clinical presentation. Clinical correlations of basic science throughout the text help students prepare for course work and board exams. Content complements other review material and works in conjunction with other larger course books. Portable size for use on the go Chapters written by med students ensures the most up-to-date coverage of content actually covered on course exam and USMLE
Market / Audience
Primary Market: First and second year US and Canadian medical students preparing for USMLE Step 1: 17,000
Secondary Market: International MD USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 16,000
DO Students USMLE Step 1 test-takers: 1,500
About the Authors
Reviews "I think this book would be great for USMLE review as well as Physiology course work...I think this book did a great job putting the right amount of details to help students prepare for the course exams as well as the USMLE." -- Sheree Perron, EVMS, M2
The author of this physiology question-based learning book has taught physiology for more than twenty five years. He is also the pioneer of the physiology quiz, which he facilitates as quiz master, for which he generates the challenging physiology questions. This book is a distillation of the questions asked at the international editions of the physiology quiz.
This physiology question-based learning book will be useful to all students of physiology in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and other allied health sciences. This question-based learning text aims to provoke thinking and it should make learning physiology both enjoyable and challenging.