Good advanced textbook on physiology?

  1. 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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  3. Curious3141

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    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.
     
  4. just physiology? you dont want to specialize into say heart, pulmonary or brain? Each one has like a ton of books on its own
     
  5. what about a book on undergrad human anatomyu ad physiology?? suggest a good book for that as well please...
     
  6. 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
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. suggest something for anatomy
     
  10. Curious3141

    Curious3141 2,970
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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. :tongue:
     
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