Applied Surgical Physiology Vivas

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Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Medical - 184 pages
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An understanding of basic sciences is the cornerstone of medical and surgical training, and viva examinations in particular remain a source of anxiety for many candidates. Applied Surgery Physiology Vivas follows the same format as the hugely popular General Pathology Vivas and Surgical Critical Care Vivas. It gives candidates a means of practising some of the most common questions that they will be asked in their viva examinations, with detailed model answers and diagrams to highlight key points where necessary. Pocket-sized for portability, and packed with useful information in an easy-to-use A-Z format, this book will help the reader to broaden their knowledge base and, by practising the vivas, gain confidence in their examination technique.

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very helpful text/ reference guide... definitely recommended for the crammer or for quick reference . essential tool for the viva
couldnt have managed without it !
K Khan

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A Change in Posture
Action Potentials
Adrenal Cortex I
Adrenal Cortex II Clinical Disorders
Adrenal Medulla
Arterial Pressure
Autonomic Nervous System ANS
Motor Control
Muscle I Skeletal and Smooth Muscle
Muscle II Cardiac Muscle
Basic Concepts
Pancreas I Endocrine Functions
Pancreas II Exocrine Functions
Potassium Balance
Proximal Tubule and Loop of Henle

Carbon Dioxide Transport
Cardiac Cycle
Cardiac Output CO
Cell Signalling
Cerebrospinal Fluid CSF and Cerebral Blood Flow
Control of Ventilation
Coronary Circulation
Fetal Circulation
Glomerular Filtration and Renal Clearance
Mechanics of Breathing I Ventilation
Mechanics of Breathing II Respiratory Cycle
Mechanics of Breathing III Compliance and Elastance
Mechanics of Breathing IV Airway Resistance
Microcirculation I
Microcirculation II
Pulmonary Blood Flow
Renal Blood Flow RBF
Respiratory Function Test
Small Intestine
Sodium Balance
Sodium and Water Balance
Stomach I
Stomach II Applied Physiology
Synapses I The Neuromuscular Junction NMJ
Synapses II Muscarinic Pharmacology
Synapses III Nicotinic Pharmacology
Thyroid Gland
Valsalva Manoeuvre
Venous Pressure
VentilationPerfusion Relationships

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About the author (2004)

Mazyar Kanani PhD FRCS is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Cardiac Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Dr Stephen Elliott read theoretical physics and studied for his PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. He is currently Reader in Solid State Chemical Physics at the University of Cambridge and Teaching Fellow in Physics and Chemistry at Trinity College, Cambridge.

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