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Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4e [Paperback]

Linda S. Costanzo

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Dec 14 2009 1416062165 978-1416062165 4

Physiology is a comprehensive presentation of core physiologic concepts with a focus on mechanisms. Renowned physiology instructor Linda S. Costanzo covers important concepts in the field, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised fourth edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of cellular physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and neurophysiology, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organ systems. This book is ideal as both a textbook and as a review guide for the boards.

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Job!! Aug. 14 2011
By Conrad Fischer, MD - Published on Amazon.com
Hey Dr. C!!!
You have a FABULOUS book! I recommend it to ALL the students I teach in step 1 physiology for Kaplan and it is the book for my own course in Physiology as the Co-Director of the Physiology Course for Touro COM in the Great New York City!

The clarity, brevity and consistent excellence on every page is truly admirable. As I sit here this evening re-writing the Kaplan Step 3 Q-Bank I just had to write to expess my admiration for a truly outstanding job.

Honestly, I grew up on Guyton but they have so deviated and so has Boron.You can understand physiology and actually have those books suck knowledge OUT of your brain.The length is fantastic and I love the extra color in the new version. You need me to film a course on your book. Woo Hoo! Seriously, you can prep for step one, get what you need for the hospital floors and get background for research.

I hope to meet in person someday but in the meantime, The Fisch sends you a big hug!!!
Warm and Fuzzies!
Conrad Fischer, MD
Chairman Medicine Kaplan Medical
Associate Professor of Physiology,
Associate Professor of Pharmacology,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Touro College of Medicine, New York City

Director of Educational Development
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York City
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best purchase for a text book Jan. 18 2011
By Kim Dav - Published on Amazon.com
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Since this book already has so many great reviews, there isn't much more I can say. I bought this book to help me out with physio in Veterinary school. It is AMAZING. I was really struggling with cardiology and now I really enjoy the subject. The diagrams are great, the text is simple to understand, I am in love with this book! I can't believe how much it has helped me, and how cheap it is compared with other books. This is the best purchase I have made for text books in school.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well, there's only one better book.. Aug. 27 2012
By Szymon N. - Published on Amazon.com
Well, there's only one better book..
And that's Harry Potter. Seriously, reading this book is a pleasure. And what's even better after reading it you remember most of what you've read. For your med school Dr Costanzo's book is probably all you need. Guyton is great for sinking into details, but for plain understanding of physiological concepts Costanzo is better (and it takes 10 times less time, which is good as there're other subjects you need to learn:)
Why look anywhere else if there's Costanzo?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best physiology textbook ever Feb. 1 2011
By ChRTR - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is really good for helping to visualize and grasp some pretty difficult concepts that are typically not so easily explained in other texts.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute best physiology book Nov. 5 2010
By Christopher D. Rice - Published on Amazon.com
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As many many others have said- this is absolutely the best physiology book out there. My medical school required some other lousy book which I used a handful of times and then abandoned. This is extremely well organized, hits all of the important and relevant points but doesn't get bogged down in low yield detail. Whether studying for boards or just trying to understand physiology, I've found this book to be absolutely the best!

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