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BRS Physiology

Edition: 8
9781975153601
ISBN/ISSN:
9781975153601
Publication Date:
June 23, 2022
2022-06-23
9781975153601
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The leading physiology review on the market, BRS Physiology, 8th Edition, delivers a concise, highly efficient review of all essential ...
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  • The leading physiology review on the market, BRS Physiology, 8th Edition, delivers a concise, highly efficient review of all essential physiology concepts students encounter in the first and second year of medical school, as well as more than 350 clinical vignette-style, multiple-choice questions to help them prepare for course exams and practice for the USMLE Step 1.
     
    This bestselling title in the Board Review Series is preferred by students for its comprehensive yet efficient approach to exam prep and trusted by instructors for author Linda S. Costanzo’s masterful approach, communicating complex physiology concepts in an accessible manner. Extensively updated and incorporating abundant illustrations, flow charts, tables, and a comprehensive practice exam, this 8th Edition equips today’s students with the unparalleled preparation and confidence to excel on exams and beyond.
    • Study efficiently with a concise outline format that makes essential information easy to review at a glance.
    • Prepare for course and board exams with topical chapter questions and a 100-question Comprehensive Exam, accompanied by complete answers, rationales, and cross-references for efficient remediation.
    • More than 260 multiple-choice questions in chapter exams test students’ understanding of chapter content; detailed explanations provide an additional learning tool.
    • Build long-term retention with more than 120 full-color illustrations and charts that clarify complex information, as well as 50 detailed tables.
    • Reference essential information conveniently with appendices on Key Physiology Topics for the USMLE Step 1, Key Physiology Equations for the USMLE Step I, and Normal Blood Values.
    • Create connections between physiology knowledge and clinical medicine with new Clinical Correlation boxes.
  • Edition
    8
    ISBN/ISSN
    9781975153601
    Product Format
    Paperback Book
    Trim Size
    7 x 10
    Pages
    336
    Series
    Board Review Series
    Edition
    8
    Publication Date
    June 23, 2022
  • Linda S. Costanzo Ph.D.
  • Preface vi
    Acknowledgments vii
    1 CELL PHYSIOLOGY 1
    I. Cell Membranes 1
    II. Transport Across Cell Membranes 2
    III. Osmosis 5
    IV. Diffusion Potential, Resting Membrane Potential, and Action Potential 7
    V. Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission 12
    VI. Skeletal Muscle 16
    VII. Smooth Muscle 21
    VIII. Comparison of Skeletal Muscle, Smooth Muscle, and Cardiac Muscle 22
    Review Test 24
    2 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY 33
    I. Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) 33
    II. Organization of the Nervous System 37
    III. Sensory Systems 38
    IV. Motor Systems 49
    V. Higher Functions of the Cerebral Cortex 55
    VI. Blood-Brain Barrier and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) 56
    VII. Temperature Regulation 56
    Review Test 58
    3 CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY 65
    I. Circuitry of the Cardiovascular System 65
    II. Hemodynamics 65
    III. Cardiac Electrophysiology 70
    IV. Cardiac Muscle and Cardiac Output 75
    V. Cardiac Cycle 84
    VI. Regulation of Arterial Pressure 86
    VII. Microcirculation and Lymph 90
    VIII. Special Circulations 92
    IX. Integrative Functions of the Cardiovascular System: Gravity, Exercise,
    Hemorrhage, and Vasovagal Syncope 95
    Review Test 100
    Contents4 RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY 113
    I. Lung Volumes and Capacities 113
    II. Mechanics of Breathing 115
    III. Gas Exchange 121
    IV. Oxygen Transport 123
    V. CO
    2
    Transport 128
    VI. Pulmonary Circulation 130
    VII. V/Q Defects 131
    VIII. Control of Breathing 133
    IX. Integrated Responses of the Respiratory System 135
    Review Test 137
    5 RENAL AND ACID-BASE PHYSIOLOGY 146
    I. Body Fluids 146
    II. Renal Clearance, Renal Blood Flow (RBF), and Glomerular
    Filtration Rate (GFR) 150
    III. Reabsorption and Secretion 154
    IV. NaCl Regulation 157
    V. K
    +
    Regulation 161
    VI. Renal Regulation of Urea, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium,
    and Uric Acid 165
    VII. Concentration and Dilution of Urine 167
    VIII. Renal Hormones 172
    IX. Acid-Base Balance 172
    X. Diuretics 180
    XI. Integrative Examples 180
    Review Test 183
    6 GASTROINTESTINAL PHYSIOLOGY 193
    I. Structure and Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tract 193
    II. Regulatory Substances in the Gastrointestinal Tract 194
    III. Gastrointestinal Motility 198
    IV. Gastrointestinal Secretion 202
    V. Digestion and Absorption 212
    VI. Liver Physiology 216
    Review Test 219
    7 ENDOCRINE PHYSIOLOGY 224
    I. Overview of Hormones 224
    II. Cell Mechanisms and Second Messengers 226
    III. Pituitary Gland (Hypophysis) 230
    IV. Thyroid Gland 235
    V. Adrenal Cortex and Adrenal Medulla 238
    VI. Endocrine Pancreas-Glucagon and Insulin 244
    VII. Calcium Metabolism (Parathyroid Hormone, Vitamin D, Calcitonin) 247 VIII. Sexual Differentiation 252
    IX. Male Reproduction 252
    X. Female Reproduction 255
    Review Test 260
    Comprehensive Examination 269
    APPENDIX A. KEY PHYSIOLOGY TOPICS FOR USMLE
    STEP 1 290
    APPENDIX B. KEY PHYSIOLOGY EQUATIONS FOR USMLE
    STEP 1 292
    APPENDIX C. NORMAL BLOOD VALUES 293
    Index 295
    • Study efficiently with a concise outline format that makes essential information easy to review at a glance.
    • Prepare for course and board exams with topical chapter questions and a 100-question Comprehensive Exam, accompanied by complete answers, rationales, and cross-references for efficient remediation.
    • More than 260 multiple-choice questions in chapter exams test students’ understanding of chapter content; detailed explanations provide an additional learning tool.
    • Build long-term retention with more than 120 full-color illustrations and charts that clarify complex information, as well as 50 detailed tables.
    • Reference essential information conveniently with appendices on Key Physiology Topics for the USMLE Step 1, Key Physiology Equations for the USMLE Step I, and Normal Blood Values.
    • Create connections between physiology knowledge and clinical medicine with new Clinical Correlation boxes.
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