Medical Physiology: The Big Picture: The Big Picture by Jonathan D. KibbleMedical Physiology: The Big Picture: The Big Picture by Jonathan D. Kibble

Medical Physiology: The Big Picture: The Big Picture

byJonathan D. Kibble, Colby R. Halsey

Paperback | February 10, 2009

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Get the BIG PICTURE of Medical Physiology -- and focus on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams!

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"This excellent, no-frills approach to physiology concepts is designed to help medical students and other health professions students review the basic concepts associated with physiology for the medical profession. The information is concise, accurate and timely."

If you don't have unlimited study time Medical Physiology: The Big Picture is exactly what you need! With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what's nice to know,” and enhanced with 450 full-color illustrations, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of medical physiology. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.

With just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features:

  • A “Big Picture” perspective on precisely what you must know to ace your course work and board exams
  • Coverage of all the essential areas of Physiology, including General, Neurophysiology, Blood, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal and Acid Base, Gastrointestinal, and Reproductive
  • 450 labeled and explained full-color illustrations
  • 190 board exam-style questions and answers -- including a complete practice test at the end of the book
  • Special icon highlights important clinical information
Jonathan D. Kibble, PhD, has taught at the University of Sheffield Medical School and at St. George's University (Grenada). Most recently he taught physiology at The Memorial University of Newfoundland, where, in addition to serving as the physiology course director, he did research in renal physiology and active learning methods. He i...
Title:Medical Physiology: The Big Picture: The Big PictureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.71 inPublished:February 10, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071485678

ISBN - 13:9780071485678

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Table of Contents

General Physiology

Membrane Transport

Membrane Potentials and Action Potentials

Cellular Communications

Autonomic Nervous System

Neuromuscular and Synaptic Transmission

Skeletal Muscle

Smooth Muscle


Blood Components

Blood Groups--Transfusion

Hemostasis and Coagulation

Cardiovascular Physiology


Cardiac Electrophysiology

Cardiac Muscle and Mechanics

Regulation of Venous Return and Cardiac Output

Regulation of Arterial Pressure

Capillary Fluid Exchange

Regulation of Blood Flow

Renal Physiology

Body Fluid Compartments

Urine Formation

Glomerular Filtration Rate

Renal Blood Flow

Tubular Processes

Regulation of Extracellular Osmolarity

Control of Blood and Extracellular Volume

Renal Regulation of K+

Ca++, Phosphate, and Mg++

Acid-Base Disturbances


Respiratory Physiology

Ventilation and Lung Mechanics

Alveolar-Blood Gas Exchange

Transport of O2 and CO2

Pulmonary Circulation and Edema

Ventilation/Perfusion Defects

Control of Breathing

Causes of Hypoxemia