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Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, Twenty Sixth Edition
Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, Twenty Sixth Edition

Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology, Twenty Sixth Edition, 26th Edition

ISBN10: 1260122409 | ISBN13: 9781260122404
By Kim Barrett, Susan Barman, Jason Yuan and Heddwen Brooks
© 2019

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The leading text on human physiology for more than four decades—enhanced by all new video tutorials

A Doody’s Core Title for 2022! 

For more than four decades, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology has been helping those in the medical field understand human and mammalian physiology. Applauded for its interesting and engagingly written style, Ganong’s concisely covers every important topic without sacrificing depth or readability, and delivers more detailed, high-yield information per page than any other similar text or review. 

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and developments in important areas such as chronic pain, reproductive physiology, and acid-base homeostasis, Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology, Twenty-Sixth Edition incorporates examples from clinical medicine to illustrate important physiologic concepts. Ganong's will prove valuable to students who need a concise review for the USMLE, or physicians who want to keep pace with the ever-changing world of medical physiology.

  • More than 600 full-color illustrations
  • Two types of review questions: end-of-chapter and board-style
  • NEW! Increased number of clinical cases and flow charts
  • NEW! Video tutorials from the author; high-yield Frequently Asked Question feature with detailed explanations; improved legends that eliminate the need to refer back to the text 

Table of Contents Section I: Cellular and Molecular Basis for Medical Physiology Chapter 1 – General Principles and Energy Production in Medical Physiology Chapter 2 – Overview of Cellular Physiology Chapter 3 – Immunity, Infection, & Inflammation Chapter 4 – Excitable Tissue : Nerve Chapter 5 – Excitable Tissue : Muscle Chapter 6 – Synaptic & Junctional Transmission Chapter 7 – Neurotransmitters & Neuromodulators Section II: General Physiology of Nerve and Muscle Chapter 8 – Somatosensory Neurotransmission: Touch, Pain, & Temperature Chapter 9 – Smell & Taste Chapter 10 – Vision Chapter 11 – Hearing & Equilibrium Chapter 12 – Reflex & Voluntary Control of Posture & Movement Chapter 13 –Autonomic Nervous System Chapter 14 – Electrical Activity of the Brain, Sleep-Wake States, and Circadian Rhythms Chapter 15 – Learning, Memory, Language and Speech Section III: Central and Peripheral Neurophysiology Chapter 16 – Basic Concepts of Endocrine Regulation Chapter 17 – Hypothalamic Regulation of Hormonal Functions Chapter 18 – The Pituitary Gland Chapter 14 – Smell & Taste Chapter 16 – Control of Posture & Movement Chapter 18 – Hypothalamic regulation of Hormonal Functions Chapter 19 – The Adrenal Medulla & Adrenal Cortex Chapter 20 – The Thyroid Gland Chapter 21 – Hormonal control of Calcium & Phosphate Metabolism & the Physiology of Bone Chapter 22 - Reproductive Development & Function of the Female Reproductive System Chapter 23 – Functions of the Male Reproductive System Chapter 24 - Endocrine Functions of the Pancreas & Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism Section IV: Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology Chapter 25 – Overview of Gastrointestinal Function and Regulation Chapter 26 – Digestion, Absorption, and Nutritional Principles Chapter 27 – Gastrointestinal Motility Chapter 28 – Transport and Metabolic functions of the Liver Section V: Gastrointestinal Physiology Chapter 29 – Origin of the Heartbeat & the Electrical activity of the Heart Chapter 30 – The Heart as a Pump Chapter 31 – Blood as a Circulatory Fluid and the Dynamics of Blood & Lymph Flow Chapter 32 – Cardiovascular Regulatory Mechanisms Chapter 33 – Circulation Through Special Regions Section VI – Cardiovascular Physiology Chapter 34 – Introduction to Pulmonary Structure & Mechanics Chapter 35 – Gas Transport and pH in the Lung Chapter 25 – The Gonads: Development & Function of the Reproductive System Chapter 36 – Regulation of Respiration Section VII: Respiratory Physiology Chapter 37 – Renal Function & Micturition Chapter 38 – Regulation of Extracellular Fluid Composition & Volume Chapter 39 – Acidification of the Urine & Bicarbonate Excretion

About the Author

Kim Barrett

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of London;

Postdoctoral fellow in National Institutes of Health;

Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Research, University of California, Department of Medicine;

Chair of Biomedical Sciences PhD Program, University of California, San Diego.

Susan Barman

Jason Yuan

Heddwen Brooks

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