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1Review of Physiology
Soumen Manna MBBS, MD Physiology (AIIMS) Assistant Professor Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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3Dedicated to
My parents, my brother, my wife and my son for their love and moral support4
‘Review of Physiology’, the book is intended to aid basic understanding of the subject to the students who are preparing for the postgraduate medical entrance examination (PGMEE). It is a concise review of key physiologic principles and is intended to help the students recall material taught during their first years MBBS. It is not intended to substitute for comprehensive textbooks, although the students may find it a useful adjunct to physiology and pathophysiology courses.
This book is considerably shorter than the full-length, standard physiology textbook. Most of this book evolved from the 25th edition of Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, 13th edition of Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology, 6th edition of Berne & Levy's Physiology and Essentials of Medical physiology by Sembulingam.
The material is organized by organ system into eighteen chapters, which include General Physiology (Chapters 12), Nerve-Muscle Physiology (Chapters 34), Cardio-vascular System (Chapter 58), Respiratory System (Chapters 911), Central Nervous System (Chapters 1218), Renal (Chapter 15), Gastrointestinal (Chapter 16), Endocrine Physiology (Chapter 17) and One Special Topic Exercise Physiology (Chapter 18).
Difficult concepts are explained stepwise, concisely, and clearly, with appropriate illustrative examples. More than 140 full illustrations and flow diagrams and more than 120 tables will help the students visualize the material quickly and aid in long-term retention.
Each chapter begins with a concise theory of each topic, followed by multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and their clear, concise, proper explanations with references of the standard textbooks and/or research papers. NBE pattern questions and various states PG examination questions had been separated from AIIMS/PGI/JIPMER questions, so that the students can easily concentrate different examinations according to their choice.
Each chapter ends with predicted MCQs for future examination, based on current examination pattern, under the heading “Future Trends” along with their detail explanations. This section also includes image-based questions.
I wish that the students will go through this book thoroughly and will do excellence in their examinations.
Best of luck in your preparation for postgraduate medical entrance examination. Genuine doubts, suggestions are always welcome. You are free to contact at my email:
Soumen Manna
First and foremost, I would like to thank God, the Almighty, for His showers of blessings throughout my work to complete this book successfully.
A special acknowledgement and thanks to my family for having the patience with me and supporting throughout, specially my mother, my father, my brother, who gave me encouragement in their particular way.
I would like to thank my wife Subha Laxmi for standing beside me throughout my career and writing this book. She has been my inspiration and motivation for continuing to improve my knowledge and move my career forward. I also thank my wonderful son, Sayantan for always making me smile and for understanding on those weekend mornings when I was writing this book instead of playing with him.
I would like to thank my other family members including my in-laws, who have always supported me throughout my career and authoring this book and I really appreciate it.
I wish to thank The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, The Principal and The Dean of my college, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun.
It is a great pleasure to acknowledge the inspiration and help of my colleagues and seniors (Dr. Rani Gupta, Dr. Brijesh Purwar, Dr. Jyoti Dvivedi, Dr. Anupama Nautiyal, Dr. Abha Shrivastava, Dr. Yogesh Saxena) in my department for their constant help and support.
I would like to thank Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President) and Mrs Chetna Malhotra Vohra (Associate Director–Content Strategy) of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. New Delhi, India, for enabling me to publish this book. I would also like to thank Ms Payal Bharti (Project Manager), Mrs Neeti Dobriyal, Mr Pradeep Kumar (Typesetter) and Mr Shakeel (Proofreader) for helping me in the process of selection and editing.
Lastly, I would like to thank all my students who have been my inspiration and support for writing this book.