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Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,249 ratings  ·  105 reviews

The twelfth edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this best-selling title's long tradition as one of the world's favorite physiology textbooks. The immense success of this book is due to its description of complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with an improved color art program, thorough updates re

Hardcover, 1120 pages
Published June 29th 2010 by Saunders (first published 1969)
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Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favorite textbooks out there.
Adrian Anderson
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: medicine
An excellent textbook for STUDY not REVIEW. This is not the book to read two days before an examination. It is far too in depth for that. Where Review Of Medical Physiology explains a topic in two pages - Guyton and Hall explain it in twenty.

This is the book to use DURING the course to gain a THOROUGH understanding. When end of course examinations come around, you can look back to check on stuff. But another text might be more apt. Expect to do a lot of highlighting in order to filter out extran
disclosure, i didn't read the whole book, just the first few chapters and then the nervous system chapters, which are great! The book is extremely detailed for those who want to be informed about the nervous system's physiology. It is not great on anatomy or cognitive neuroscience, but in doing what it advocates to do, it does a splendid job, ...more
Hossein Ashk
Just for fun 😂🤧
Saleh Alqaryan
I have this book for three good years now. I know it is the greatest
book in the field of Physiology, wouldn't argue that. My problem with it
is that of size and how it is really written.
You can't know which is essential and important in a specific subject and the way the mechanisms presented is sophisticated and memory-intensive which make it hard to grasp the concept.
In my third year I bought the pocket version, it's better and quit sufficient. But then I discovered Linda S. Costanzo!
P-the book nerd
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medical
This is the best physiology book I have used, I
Personally love physiology and this book is just great
Thomas Ray
Textbook of medical physiology, Arthur C. Guyton, 1986, ISBN 0721612601

“Treatment of obesity depends simply on decreasing energy input below energy expenditure.” (p. 866)

This is a dangerous falsehood.

When you lose weight by eating less than you burn, the weight you lose is muscle.

It is muscle that burns calories 24/7, just by being there.

Your body is very good at keeping you alive. When you aren’t eating enough to maintain your body tissues, your body knows it is starving. Your body consumes it
ahmad  afridi
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
arguably most complete book of physiology . if you have this book in hands you don't need a teacher notes or other helpful material, Guyton(this book) alone is enough . everything is explained in most possible details on undergraduate level. the only problem you face is reviewing this book for exam.
although during studying one of its sentence "although the exact cause is unknown but few possible explanations are " was very irritating
Sep 24, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physio
Well...I haven't really ever used this textbook more than once. To me it feels unapproachable. Small text? Dense writing? Layout? Not sure. I ended up bringing down an old second hand pathophysiology textbook because I can totally jump right into it. ...more
Mar 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book very helpfull for medical student, whoever they occupation as doctor or scientist. this one, make me easier to understand phisiology. beacuse its general, you can use it to animal and human. oh, I forgot to say it's easy understanding. ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of my proffesors said Guyton is like a good thriller. I would disagree.
Dec 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
it's too basic, it simplificates everything to a level that is unconvinient for students. ...more
Belal Al Droubi
good book.
it is true that it is considered to be the BIBLE of PHYSIOLOGY.
but i want to clarify and add that it is the bible of EXPERIMENTAL physiology..

what does that mean ?
it means that although it addresses medical physiology, it also spends a lot of extra time on experiments and theoretical concepts, models, molecular biology and biochemistry.. which are not relevant to clinical medicine.. making this book unnecessarily long.

it is worth buying, some chapters are PHENOMENAL (especially chapter
Isa Yazdankarimi
In my opinion it's not good Physiology textbook for today
I want mention some reason that I think it's not good
1- the text are very old with old description pattern
2- the pattern of book is very bad because at each chapter each paragraph learn something with very hard language and when you finished a chapter if you ask a question from yourself what you learn from this chapter find of answer of it I think is very hard
3- Question ! Yes Question many textbook such as Guyton at end of each chapter
Mohamad Karima
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medicine
i came across this book by coincidence while i was looking for some medical textbooks and it reminded me of my 2nd medical year, but that one was 12th edition
well, i didn't read it fully because it's exaggeratedly detailed and deep for a 2nd medical student level, but it's definitely a must-read textbook, since the materials will overlap with other courses such as Anatomy, pathology and later on, clinical clerkships !
Jeff Mottishaw
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In-Depth Coverage of Advanced Physiology

If you are looking for a quick overview for a test, this book is probably not your best bet. However, it is excellent for gaining a profound understanding of physiology for advanced health sciences. If it had more review problems and case studies, I would give it five stars, but as is, it was worth the money for the kindle version (the physical textbook will add considerably to the weight of a backpack).
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing cardiovascular, renal and hormonal approach; slightly basic neuroscience section, though very clear and sharp neuronal electrophysiology chapter. 2015 edition devotes half a page to cerebellum's role in learning and that's unacceptable.
Works well combined with Kandel's Neural Science if to get a less vapid and more refined scope of Physiology and Neurophysiology as a whole.
Hotma Lestari
May 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a medical student, this book is a 'must' book for medical student. The book is quite complete but the language is a bit difficult to be undestood. I prefer to read sherwood physiology than guyton. But sherwood is not as complete as guyton. So i just read guyton when i didn't find what i was looking for in sherwood. ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Physiology is not an easy subject. It requires a good discussion and this book did that. It is organized and direct to the point. In fact, I understand Physio topics not because of my teachers but because of this book. I owe Guyton and Hall. They're good. ...more
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
it is a amazing book
Maher Bakr
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great intro
Daksh Balhotra
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best way to enter medicine starts from Guyton & Hall .
Sayyed Alireza
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physiology
Best textbook of human physiology
Bruna  ♛
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: textbooks, medicine
Thank you for the semester ☻♥
Oct 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been and would be good book to learn concepts of physiology but some complex mechanisms are not described in details. ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aniagu Comfort
Its a great book
Really thorough, easy to understand. Every time I a concept cleared up for me I would put it down and literally take minute thinking, yessss now I get it. A great teacher!
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Trying to be fair and not be biased, it's a fairly good textbook. Yeah ...more
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