The 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title’s long tradition as the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook. Unlike other textbooks on this topic, this clear and comprehensive guide has a consistent, single-author voice and focuses on the content most relevant to clinical and pre-clinical students. The detailed but lucid text is complemented by didactic illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology.
- Larger font size emphasizes core information around how the body must maintain homeostasis in order to remain healthy, while supporting information and examples are detailed in smaller font and highlighted in pale blue.
- Summary figures and tables help quickly convey key processes covered in the text.
- Bold full-color drawings and diagrams.
- Short, easy-to-read, masterfully edited chapters and a user-friendly full-color design.
- Brand-new quick-reference chart of normal lab values on the inside back cover.
- Increased number of figures, clinical correlations, and cellular and molecular mechanisms important for clinical medicine.
- Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes the complete text, interactive figures, references, plus 50 self-assessment questions and more than a dozen animations.
Book Review by Thomas
Up to date modern physiology 😀
This is a great physiology textbook! I’m a little over 100 pages in and thought I would leave my thoughts and findings so far. The full online version of the book and resources are included for free! Sixteen video animations, multiple choice questions on each unit of the book, and 25 enhanced images where you can quickly hide the labels, quiz yourself, and then click to see the correct label are all part of the online version resources. There are no quizzes or questions at the end of each unit in the physical print edition (I think the Guyton and Hall Physiology Review 3e is geared toward this aspect). The general layout of the textbook is two columns of text per page with many figures and tables interwoven. The font of the text is clear and easy to read. The text guides you through the figures and explains them well as it is teaching the subject making for a far better learning experience than others where they just have a description underneath the figure (in this textbook there is also a very brief description under the figure but mainly is described in the main part as you are reading). There are mini bibliographies at the end of each unit allowing you to know where you might start to further dive into that topic and read some of the current research papers. Modern research and findings have been seamlessly incorporated. An index is included at the back of this book, but there is no glossary.
Here is the general outline (15 units broken down into 85 chapters):
Unit 1 – Introduction to Physiology: The Cell and General Physiology
Unit 2 – Membrane Physiology, Nerve, and Muscle
Unit 3 – The Heart
Unit 4 – The Circulation
Unit 5 – The Body Fluids and Kidneys
Unit 6 – Blood Cells, Immunity, and Blood Coagulation
Unit 7 – Respiration
Unit 8 – Aviation, Space, and Deep-Sea Diving Physiology
Unit 9 – The Nervous System: A. General Principles and Sensory Physiology
Unit 10 – The Nervous System: B. The Special Senses
Unit 11 – The Nervous System: C. Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology
Unit 12 – Gastrointestinal Physiology
Unit 13 – Metabolism and Temperature Regulation
Unit 14 – Endocrinology and Reproduction
Unit 15 – Sports Physiology
2016 BMA Awards: Highly Commended, Basic & Clinical Sciences
“The 13th edition of Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology continues this bestselling title’s long tradition as the world’s foremost medical physiology textbook. Unlike other textbooks on this topic, this clear and comprehensive guide has a consistent, single-author voice and focuses on the content most relevant to clinical and pre-clinical students. The detailed but lucid text is complemented by didactic illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology.” -Doody’s Review Service