A colorful, highly illustrated textbook of human physiology aimed at medical and allied health students. Organized by systems, in line with the traditional way of teaching physiology followed in most courses, the book offers additional features that make it attractive to today's lecturers and students. The text is succinct, with emphasis on core knowledge, there are clinical application boxes throughout, and each section contains examples of applied physiology, to show how systems interact and are dependent on each other. There are also multiple choice questions (MCQs), with answers, at the end of each section.
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The cell and its Neurological
The origin of life
The cell membrane or plasmalemma
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