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FM1Review of Physiology
Second Edition
Soumen Manna MBBS, MD Physiology (AIIMS) Assistant Professor Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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Review of Physiology
Second Edition: 2017
First Edition: 2016
9789386322371
FM3Dedicated to
My parents, my brother, my wife and my son for their love and moral supportFM4
FM5Preface to the Second Edition
First edition of this book was published in the last year. During the last one year, I had received many feedbacks in the form of appreciation as well as criticism from many teachers and students. I have tried to incorporate all of their suggestions and corrections in this present edition. I thank them all and hope that I will continue to receive such help in the future as well.
In this new edition, all the chapters have been rearranged altogether. Important points have been kept in the ‘side boxes’ so that the students can revise the book easily within a short period of time. New flow charts, diagrams and tables have also been added.
One new chapter has been added in this edition – “Male and Female Reproductive Physiology” – as chapter number 18 and one new topic “Control of Food Intake and Metabolic Rate” has been added in chapter 16: “Gastrointestinal Physiology”.
In view of the current examination pattern, I think students should build up more concepts while reading the “text/note” of every chapter. MCQs should be checked thereafter. Keeping this in mind, I have written the notes in a simple language. MCQs of recent NEET pattern have also been added.
Best of luck for your examination. You are free to contact me at my e-mail ID: drsoumen.manna@gmail.com.
Soumen Manna
FM6Preface to the First Edition
‘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 1-2), Nerve-Muscle Physiology (Chapters 3–4), Cardio-vascular System (Chapter 5-8), Respiratory System (Chapters 9–11), Central Nervous System (Chapters 12–18), 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: drsoumen.manna@gmail.com.
Soumen Manna
FM7Acknowledgments
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, (Typesetter) and Mr Rajib Chaterjee (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.