Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology
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...more
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 ...more
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! ...more
“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 ...more
although during studying one of its sentence "although the exact cause is unknown but few possible explanations are " was very irritating ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ! ...more
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).
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. ...more