The leading physiology book on the market, this bestselling title in the Board Review Series offers a concise, highly efficient review of all essential physiology concepts covered in the first and second year of medical school, as well as more than 350 clinical vignette-style multiple-choice questions to help students prepare for course exams and practice for the USMLE Step 1. Abundant illustrations, flow charts, and tables facilitate study. An interactive question bank on thePoint uses the same chapter and comprehensive exam questions from the book to provide interactive exam practice online. Students will appreciate the book’s comprehensive, yet efficient assistance in preparing for course exams as well as the USMLE Step 1. Instructors will welcome the masterful educational approach of Linda S. Costanzo, PhD, who excels in communicating complex physiology concepts in an accessible manner. A comprehensive image bank on thePoint makes preparing lecture slides a snap.
BRS Physiology Cases and Problems, Second Edition includes 56 case-based problems and questions that encourage medical students to integrate, problem solve, and think critically. Organized by body system, each chapter provides case studies, questions, and problems followed by complete explanations and solutions including diagrams, graphs, and charts. The book contains most relevant medical physiology and pathophysiology information, and integrates complex information across organ systems. It is helpful for traditional course material and a valuable tool for a clinical vignette review in preparation for the USMLE Step 1 exam. This revised and updated edition includes new cases and more illustrations.
High-Yield™ Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Review is a very concise study tool for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Written by best-selling Board review author Barbara Fadem and a team of expert contributors and experienced review authors, the book provides a high-yield but comprehensive review of the content most likely to be tested on the USMLE. Tables and illustrations throughout the text help summarize difficult concepts. Extremely concise and designed for rapid study, High-Yield™ Comprehensive USMLE Step 1 Review is perfect for last-minute review or a quick brush-up anytime.
The subject matter of physiology is the foundation of the practice of medicine, and a firm grasp of its principles is essential for the physician. This book is intended to aid the student preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1. It is a concise review of key physiologic principles and is intended to help the student recall material taught during the first and second years of medical school. It is not intended to substitute for comprehensive textbooks or for course syllabi, although the student may find it a useful adjunct to physiology and pathophysiology courses. The material is organized by organ system into seven chapters. The first chapter reviews general principles of cellular physiology. The remaining six chapters review the major organ systems—neurophysiology, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and acid–base, gastrointestinal, and endocrine physiology. Difficult concepts are explained stepwise, concisely, and clearly, with appropriate illustrative examples and sample problems. Numerous clinical correlations are included so that the student can understand physiology in relation to medicine. An integrative approach is used, when possible, to demonstrate how the organ systems work together to maintain homeostasis. More than 130 full-color illustrations and flow diagrams and more than 50 tables help the student visualize the material quickly and aid in long-term retention. The inside front cover contains “Key Physiology Topics for USMLE Step 1.” The inside back cover contains “Key Physiology Equations for USMLE Step 1.” Questions reflecting the content and format of USMLE Step 1 are included at the end of each chapter and in a Comprehensive Examination at the end of the book. These questions, many with clinical relevance, require problem-solving skills rather than straight recall. Clear, concise explanations accompany the questions and guide the student through the correct steps of reasoning. The questions can be used as a pretest to identify areas of weakness or as a posttest to determine mastery. Special attention should be given to the Comprehensive Examination, because its questions integrate several areas of physiology and related concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology. New to this edition: ■■ Addition of new full-color figures ■■ Updated organization and text ■■ Expanded coverage of cellular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine physiology ■■ Increased emphasis on pathophysiology Best of luck in your preparation for USMLE Step 1! Linda S. Costanzo, Ph.D. Preface
This collection of 60 cases covers the clinically relevant physiology topics that first- and second-year medical students need to know for a first-year physiology course and for USMLE Step 1. Organized by body system, the book presents case studies with questions and problems, followed by complete explanations and solutions including diagrams, graphs, and charts. This edition includes four new cases and more illustrations and flowcharts. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable online text.
BRS Embryology embodies the popular BRS format of succinct outline review of content followed by USMLE-style questions with explanations. The overall content and questions have been updated to reflect the evolving nature of the USMLE.
A much-anticipated addition to the popular Lippincott's Illustrated Review (LIR) series, this comprehensive review of Physiology enables rapid review and assimilation of large amounts of complex information about the essentials of medical physiology. In keeping with the series, LIR Physiology includes popular features such as abundance of full-color, annotated illustrations; expanded outline format; chapter summaries; review questions; and case studies that link basic science to real-life clinical situations. The book can be used as a review text for a stand-alone physiology course in medical, health professions, and upper-level undergraduate programs, or in conjunction with other LIR titles for integrated courses. Ancillary online materials include full text, an image bank for faculty, and an interactive question bank for students.
Now in its updated Second Edition, BRS Psychiatry is geared specifically to medical students preparing for USMLE Step 2 and course exams. The book consists of a well-structured, easy-to-read outline review and 500 USMLE-style questions with annotated answers. This format has proven extremely useful in helping students recall important information. You can drastically reduce the time you spend reviewing and preparing for Psychiatry clerkship and the USMLE Step 2.