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This textbook sits between student primers of human physiology and the exhaustive texts suitable for undergraduate majors or graduate students in physiology. It covers enough important detail for most medical students but, with few exceptions, pathophysiologic topics are only briefly mentioned and only in a few chapters. Anatomic details relevant to the understanding of physiologic functions are made clear using diagrammatic illustrations. Each major section of the text closes with self-test questions. References are mainly to monographs, with occasional mention of review articles and key papers. This book is suitable for a physician's quick review of contemporary physiology, but clinical
Essential Medical Physiology. Ann Intern Med. ;116:174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-2-174_2
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