The Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology is one of the most widely used physiology textbooks for medical students and clinicians worldwide. Currently in its 14th edition, this comprehensive textbook continues to provide an in-depth study of human physiology.
Across over 1000 pages, the textbook systematically reviews all major body systems. Topics are explained through clear prose complemented by illustrations, flow diagrams, summary tables and question sections. Physiology concepts are woven into clinical case scenarios to solidify understanding of their medical significance.
Guyton and Hall takes a unique organ-system approach to convey the function and regulation of key physiological processes like respiration, circulation and digestion in an integrated manner. Chapters progress logically from cellular and molecular physiology to detailed discussions of individual organ systems.
Focusing on pathological disorders keeps readers mindful of physiology’s relevance to diagnosis and treatment. The clinical case-based approach resonates well with medical trainees and practitioners seeking applied perspectives. Extensive cross-referencing facilitates navigation between related topics.
Additional learning features include chapter outlines, key concept checkpoints, chapter overviews and comprehensive subject reviews. Over 500 board-style questions help assess knowledge and prepare for exams. Access to an online question bank further augments self-evaluation.
Regular updates ensure coverage remains current with the latest research findings. Emerging areas like genetic and cellular physiology have been expanded upon. High-quality illustrations elucidate complex mechanisms through detailed diagrams and micrographs.
As the foremost reference in medical physiology, Guyton and Hall ensures readers are equipped with an in-depth understanding of how the human body functions in health and disease. Its clinically oriented presentation styles it the preferred choice of generations of healthcare professionals worldwide.
Edition: 13th : released on June 2015
Description: Physiology study is not complete without reading this book. Written in a very detailed and simple manner to understand the complex concepts of physiology. Best selling book in basic sciences category. Online version is available with the purchase of this book which includes 50 self assessment questions. A must buy for all medical students.
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