Human Physiology: The Basis of Medicine

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Human physiology - 627 pages
This is a text designed specifically to meet the needs of preclinical medical students and will also be of value to those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. It adopts a student-friendly style with an emphasis on clarity, explanation andunderstanding. The treatment throughout is rigorous and difficult principles are explained in full with the help of clear and simple full-colour illustrations. Human Physiology has a hierarchical organisation, beginning with aspects of cell and tissue function before proceeding to a consideration ofthe communication systems of the body including the endocrine and nervous systems. The heart of the text concerns the physiology of the main body systems and the book ends with a series of short chapters dealing with integrative aspects of physiology such as growth and exercise, and the applicationof physiological principles to medicine. Specific topics of experimental, clinical or quantitative significance are presented in the form of boxes which stand alone from the core text. Self-directed learning is supported in many ways, with clear learning objectives, chapter summaries and a range ofmultiple-choice and data analysis questions throughout the book. Key features concise treatment of essential physiology integrated clinical references throughout relevant anatomy and histology explained clear illustrations in full colour Learning aids key objectives for each topic frequent summaryboxes self-test section on objectives annotated further reading

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About the author (1999)

Gillian Pocock, Formerly Lecturer in Physiology, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine. Christopher D. Richards, Reader in Physiology, Department of Physiology, University College London. M. de Burgh Daly, Emeritus Professor of Physiology, University of London.

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