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Good advanced textbook on physiology?

by LayMuon
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LayMuon
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Mar13-13, 08:06 PM
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I was wondering what is the best textbook for advanced physiology? I have read Guyton, but something more comprehensive would be nice. Any suggestions?
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I was wondering what is the best textbook for advanced physiology? I have read Guyton, but something more comprehensive would be nice. Any suggestions?
Are you looking for undergrad or postgrad level stuff?

For the undergrad stuff, Ganong (William F. Ganong) is a "harder" book, IMO - but it covers more ground, albeit in a concise fashion. It's more accurate, too (I found many mistakes in Guyton, but none in Ganong).

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine has a lot of physiology, and it's usually very detailed and high-level.

You want anything more, I suggest looking up specialised texts for each individual subdiscipline - e.g. for neurophysiology, look up Kandel & Schwartz

For the postgrad level, you pretty much have to read individual, highly specialised monographs in addition to the specialty text.
mazinse
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Mar14-13, 08:38 PM
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just physiology? you dont want to specialize into say heart, pulmonary or brain? Each one has like a ton of books on its own

Akshay_Anti
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Mar16-13, 11:17 AM
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Good advanced textbook on physiology?

what about a book on undergrad human anatomyu ad physiology?? suggest a good book for that as well please...
mazinse
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Mar16-13, 01:31 PM
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what about a book on undergrad human anatomyu ad physiology?? suggest a good book for that as well please...
is this primarily a physiology class or anatomy, once again, a book for anatomy and one for physio independently will work . Books that try to do both usually lose a lot of info
LayMuon
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Mar16-13, 01:56 PM
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i'm a physicist, but studied in medical college for a while, we used Guyton, but just thought for a textbook less descriptive. But you are right, i need to use some specialized books.
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Mar16-13, 02:11 PM
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i'm a physicist, but studied in medical college for a while, we used Guyton, but just thought for a textbook less descriptive. But you are right, i need to use some specialized books.
oh you are a physicist, haha then the heart and lung parts and even parts of the brain stuff would be really easy for you. Most people I know hate those because of the math equations. With the lungs for example, there really isnt much anatomy it's really just all math.
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Mar18-13, 02:10 AM
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suggest something for anatomy
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You need to have a text, an atlas and a cadaver to practise on.

Textbook:

B. D. Chaurasia's anatomy text is very good. Don't be misled by the cheap paper (written by an Indian author, published in India) - what's inside is excellent and very detailed.

You want more, and with a surgical bent, go with R. J. Last's Surgical Anatomy Text.

Snell's textbook is an "easy" one, and is much less detailed than either of the above 2 books.

Atlas:

Nothing beats Frank Netter's atlas, as far as I'm concerned.

Cadaver:

You're on your own with this one. Try to stay within the law.


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