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Published: 07 February 2013

848 Pages | 700 colour line drawings


ISBN: 9780199574933

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Human Physiology

Fourth Edition

Gillian Pocock, Christopher D. Richards, and David Richards

  • Extensive coverage of human physiology in 39 clearly-structured chapters make this the ideal student text.
  • Student-friendly explanations, enhanced with numerous with photos and diagrams, help students to learn and remember the material.
  • Boxes containing more advanced material, or numerical examples, give opportunities to stretch and challenge the reader.
  • Reading lists at the end of each chapter link physiology with other key subjects, particularly anatomy, biochemistry, and pharmacology.
  • Bulleted lists within chapters and at the end of chapters provide useful summaries and aid revision.
  • An accompanying Online Resource Centre includes multiple choice questions, allowing students to test their knowledge.

New to this Edition:

  • Clinical material is now integrated into the main text, rather than being discussed in a separate chapter.
  • Almost every chapter has been significantly expanded with extra detail. Many of the larger chapters have been subdivided to make it easier to navigate around each topic.
  • A bulleted checklist of key learning points has been added at the end of each chapter to aid revision.
  • More than 150 figures have been added, including original photomicrographs, and many existing figures have been redrawn.
  • A new chapter on basic chemistry has been introduced to permit those unfamiliar with chemical concepts to understand their application to physiology.
  • The discussion of the molecular processes involved in cell signalling and cell transport has been enhanced, reflecting the significant advances that have been made in these areas.

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