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Gastrointestinal Physiology (LANGE Physiology Series) [Paperback]

Kim Barrett
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November 17, 2005 0071423109 978-0071423106 1
A system- and disease-based approach to the aspects of gastrointestinal pathophysiology, essential for an understanding of clinical medicine. Bridging the gap between basic science and clinical medicine, this text provides students with a solid understanding of symptom identification and the underlying disease mechanism. Features clinical pearls, learning objectives, study questions, algorithms, and key concepts highlighting the presentation in each chapter.


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About the Author

Kim E. Barrett, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Vice-Chair for Research
Department of Medicine
Chair, Biomedical Sciences PhD Program
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

Product Details

  • Series: LANGE Physiology Series
  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 1 edition (November 17, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071423109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071423106
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #774,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I read this book before ever taking a class on GI physiology (though I have a background in other aspects of physiology and biochemistry), and I was hooked from the first chapter. I was able to understand it as if I was reading Harry Potter. A year later I read it again for fun as a bedtime treat. It is tremendously well organized, each chapter is logically set up so that it is easy to think back over the material to yourself and review it without the book in front of you. She explores the molecular mechanisms of action for many aspects of the GI system in good detail, and each chapter includes clinical corelates that are so perfectly related to the info you just learned that you can predict the etiology and the treatment from the symptoms. Awesome
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great for 1st/2nd year use February 17, 2008
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Used this book for the physiology portion of my second year GI module. Just the right amount of depth. Fairly easy to read. I recommend for first/second year usage or for board review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book for GI course December 18, 2010
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As a medical student I used this to study for my GI course. I found it well organized and easy to read. I used this as my primary study guide and read every page of it at least once. Did very well in my class and so far I am doing well on my USMLE practice questions over GI as well. Highly recommend.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Wordy and not to the point January 11, 2014
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I would much rather read Castanzo or Boron medical physiology books, but this has some extra details. In the grand scheme of things though, not sure they are necessary. Lang is seriously lacking organizational charts and summaries, and overall it seems tedious to use this as a resource.
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