Color Atlas of Physiology

Color Atlas of Physiology

Paperback Basic Sciences (Thieme)

By (author) S. Silbernagl, By (author) Agamemnon Despopoulos

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  • Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback | 456 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 188mm x 22mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Stuttgart
  • ISBN 10: 3135450066
  • ISBN 13: 9783135450063
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 188 illustrations (approx.)
  • Sales rank: 61,792

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Now in its sixth edition, Color Atlas of Physiology covers the entire subject of human physiology and brilliantly reviews everything medical students need to know to pass their pre-clinical physiology exams. Sections include the nerves and muscles, blood, respiration, the cardiovascular system, digestion, and reproduction. Providing a concise review of each thematic unit, the popular and proven layout of the book's double-page spreads with color illustrations and accompanying text allows for speedy comprehension and recall of key concepts. This new edition includes recent scientific developments, especially regarding the successful application of molecular biology and gene technology concepts to physiology. It also takes into account the latest research on brain function. Innovative features in this edition: * Completely new material on thirst and regulation of salt and water balance, consciousness and sleep, and molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiation* Incorporation of the latest findings in areas such as body-weight regulation, memory, the sleep-wake cycle, iron metabolism, blood coagulation, and sound transduction* Visual highlighting of clinically relevant and pathophysiologic information, and clinical key words on every page In its time-tested compact, and user-friendly format, Color Atlas of Physiology, Sixth edition, as an invaluable and ideal study guide and reference for medical students preparing for their examination in physiology.

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[A]n authoritative introduction to human physiology. -- booknews.com[Four stars] Text on the left-hand page with informative diagrams, schematics, pictures, graphs etc, on the right-hand page...[makes] a definite advantage for students...provides a great way to review crucial and vital processes.--Doody's ReviewReviewer: A readerAs a student, I find this book invaluble around exam time. It has a concise and clear presentation, fantastic illustrations and good index, so that you can find everything just when you need it. Students, don't be fooled by its size, it's the best pre-clinical investment you'll make.Reviewer: A readerSmall, well illustrated. This is by far the most pain free and efficent way to pass physilogy exams as a medical student or for the MRCS.By Alexandra Grnvall (Lilla Edet, Sweden): I used this extraordinary book as an overview, study-guide and companion to physiology.Color Atlas of Physiology is concise and to the point, featuring some of the best, most descriptive illustrations of biochemical and physiological processes I have yet seen. The format - one page of illustrations alongside one page of brief explanatory texts - makes it perfect as an introduction to physiology and for reviewing the subject before an exam.

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Now in its sixth edition, "Color Atlas of Physiology" covers the entire subject of human physiology and brilliantly reviews everything medical students need to know to pass their pre-clinical physiology exams. Sections include the nerves and muscles, blood, respiration, the cardiovascular system, digestion, and reproduction. Providing a concise review of each thematic unit, the popular and proven layout of the book's double-page spreads with color illustrations and accompanying text allows for speedy comprehension and recall of key concepts. This new edition includes recent scientific developments, especially regarding the successful application of molecular biology and gene technology concepts to physiology. It also takes into account the latest research on brain function.Innovative features in this edition: Completely new material on thirst and regulation of salt and water balance, consciousness and sleep, and molecular mechanisms of long-term potentiationIncorporation of the latest findings in areas such as body-weight regulation, memory, the sleep-wake cycle, iron metabolism, blood coagulation, and sound transductionVisual highlighting of clinically relevant and pathophysiologic information, and clinical key words on every pageIn its time-tested compact, and user-friendly format, "Color Atlas of Physiology, Sixth edition," as an invaluable and ideal study guide and reference for medical students preparing for their examination in physiology.

Table of contents

1. General and Cellular Physiology 2. Nerve and Muscle 3. Autonomic Nervous System 4. Blood 5. Respiration 6. Acid-Base Balance 7. Kidney, Salt and Water Balance 8. Heart and Circulation 9. Thermal Balance and Thermoregulation 10. Nutrition and Digestion 11. Hormonal Control 12. Central Nervous System and Senses 13. Appendix