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Saunders Elsevier, 2006 - Medical - 490 pages
Featuring a focus on mechanisms, this popular reference comprehensively covers important concepts in physiology, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised third 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.

  • Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles.
  • Presents chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points.
  • Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text.
  • Includes Clinical Physiology Case Studies featuring patients with classic disorders.

  • Offers a new four-color design and all four-color illustrations throughout.
    • Presents NEW Challenge Yourself questions.
    • Includes expanded coverage of pathophysiology · cell signaling · steroid hormone receptors · autonomic neuroeffector junctions · EEG · learning and memory · cardiac electrophysiology · cardiopulmonary
      receptors · gastric acid secretion · and much more!
    • Features additional case studies.
    • Includes Review Questions in each chapter for enhanced USMLE preparation.
    • Now includes access to - where you'll find...
      • The entire contents online, fully searchable.
      • Over 50 high-yield student FAQs with thorough explanations.
      • Integration links to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles.
      • POCKETConsult- Download portions of your personal library onto your handheld.

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great book for class and step 1. I used it during the first and second year of medical school. It was so great to be able to read some text in addition to class notes and outlines. the questions at the end of each section were great too. Read full review

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The only way to learn medical physiology. The chapters are long and dense -- there is no fluff here -- but the diagrams are fantastic and often self-explanatory. Costanzo also uses lots of "clinical ... Read full review


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