Understanding Medical Physiology: A Textbook for Medical Students

by RL Bijlani, S Manjunatha

Physiology forms the basis of medicinal practice and there are many books, which are published every year. They may be instruction manuals whose knowledge the students may already have and are in need of principles and concepts of physiology to gain deep knowledge of medical physiology. This book covers these loop holes of the other text books being different and better than the rest. It consists of large clinical data and information related to medical physiology. The students would find it easy to read as the conversational and didactic style of writing is incorporated. Every chapter has a set of questions on the topics covered which help in better understanding of the chapter as the answers to the questions require sound analysis and thought process. The book has a total of seventeen sections and the topics covered can be listed as introduction, blood, circulation, respiration, environmental physiology, digestion, reproduction, nerve, muscle and work physiology, nutrition, nervous system including general and sensory functions, renal physiology, special senses, endocrines, nervous system including sleep-wakefulness and higher functions, nervous system including motor functions, yoga and nervous system including visceral functions and motivation. An epilogue at the end of the book covers the aspects every doctor must know which they don’t learn in medical school to enlighten young upcoming doctors and helps them prepare the best for the worst.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Bijlani RL
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2. Manjunatha S Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789380704814
Speciality Physiology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11448
Edition 4/e
Publishing Year 2011
Pages 850
Book Type Textbook


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