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Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4e (Costanzo Physiology) [Paperback]

Linda S. Costanzo PhD
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December 28, 2009 1416062165 978-1416062165 4

Physiology is a comprehensive presentation of core physiologic concepts with a focus on mechanisms. Renowned physiology instructor Linda S. Costanzo covers important concepts in the field, both at the organ system and cellular levels. Easy to read and user-friendly, the revised fourth edition stresses essential and relevant content with absolute clarity and includes concise step-by-step explanations complemented by numerous tables and abundant illustrations. It provides information on the underlying principles of cellular physiology, the autonomic nervous system, and neurophysiology, as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, acid-base, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive organ systems. This book is ideal as both a textbook and as a review guide for the boards.

  • Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles.
  • Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text.
  • Presents chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points.
  • Contains boxed Clinical Physiology Cases to provide you with more clinical examples and a more thorough understanding of application.
  • Provides questions at the end of each chapter for an extensive review of the material and to reinforce your understanding and retention.
  • Offers a full-color design and all full-color illustrations throughout.
  • Features access to - where you'll find...the entire fully searchable contents online, plus high-yield student FAQs with thorough explanations; integration links to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles; and more.
  • Features increased coverage of pathophysiology in the neurophysiology, gastrointestinal, renal, acid-base, and endocrine chapters to emphasize this important component of the USMLE exam.
  • Incorporates further practice in solving physiology equations through the inclusion of additional problem-solving questions throughout the text.

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Product Details

  • Series: Costanzo Physiology
  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 4 edition (December 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416062165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416062165
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Job!! August 14, 2011
Hey Dr. C!!!
You have a FABULOUS book! I recommend it to ALL the students I teach in step 1 physiology for Kaplan and it is the book for my own course in Physiology as the Co-Director of the Physiology Course for Touro COM in the Great New York City!

The clarity, brevity and consistent excellence on every page is truly admirable. As I sit here this evening re-writing the Kaplan Step 3 Q-Bank I just had to write to expess my admiration for a truly outstanding job.

Honestly, I grew up on Guyton but they have so deviated and so has Boron.You can understand physiology and actually have those books suck knowledge OUT of your brain.The length is fantastic and I love the extra color in the new version. You need me to film a course on your book. Woo Hoo! Seriously, you can prep for step one, get what you need for the hospital floors and get background for research.

I hope to meet in person someday but in the meantime, The Fisch sends you a big hug!!!
Warm and Fuzzies!
Conrad Fischer, MD
Chairman Medicine Kaplan Medical
Associate Professor of Physiology,
Associate Professor of Pharmacology,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Touro College of Medicine, New York City

Director of Educational Development
Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York City
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best purchase for a text book January 18, 2011
By Kim Dav
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Since this book already has so many great reviews, there isn't much more I can say. I bought this book to help me out with physio in Veterinary school. It is AMAZING. I was really struggling with cardiology and now I really enjoy the subject. The diagrams are great, the text is simple to understand, I am in love with this book! I can't believe how much it has helped me, and how cheap it is compared with other books. This is the best purchase I have made for text books in school.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, there's only one better book.. August 27, 2012
Well, there's only one better book..
And that's Harry Potter. Seriously, reading this book is a pleasure. And what's even better after reading it you remember most of what you've read. For your med school Dr Costanzo's book is probably all you need. Guyton is great for sinking into details, but for plain understanding of physiological concepts Costanzo is better (and it takes 10 times less time, which is good as there're other subjects you need to learn:)
Why look anywhere else if there's Costanzo?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best physiology textbook ever February 1, 2011
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This book is really good for helping to visualize and grasp some pretty difficult concepts that are typically not so easily explained in other texts.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute best physiology book November 5, 2010
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As many many others have said- this is absolutely the best physiology book out there. My medical school required some other lousy book which I used a handful of times and then abandoned. This is extremely well organized, hits all of the important and relevant points but doesn't get bogged down in low yield detail. Whether studying for boards or just trying to understand physiology, I've found this book to be absolutely the best!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MD student review - Malta February 7, 2011
This is my first and probably only review.

This book is without a doubt the best physiology book you can buy, it probably contains less than a tenth of the words found in guyton, ganong etc but after studying from it, you will without a doubt have a better understanding of the key concepts and ideas, rather than the rather useless nitty gritty details you'll find when you're buried under the other physiology books out there. Having said that, it is NOT simply a summarized or copout version of physiology for lazy students.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for med students March 3, 2014
By Ryan
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A lot less wordy than guyton. The pictures are very clear and too the point, as are the written explanations. I prefer this so far to all the other books I have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars [Insert Expletive] February 10, 2014
By Ahavah
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As a medical student... I want to say "F" Guyton, Boron, Hall, Rhoades, and Bell... seriously. There is no way I have time to read what's covered in those ginormous heavy a$$ books. I'm slightly annoyed that I did not find out how flipping awesome Costanzo's physiology book is until half way through my first year of medical school. This book along with the Thieme anatomy atlas and Pre-test practice questions are *the* most important books I own as a first year medical student.

I see myself using it as a reference during second year as well. It's soooo easy to read. She gets to the point. I need to understand what's going on and then apply it clinically. I am not interested in learning about every single detail to go out a develop a chemical marker for a disease process... otherwise I'd be a doctoral student and not a medical student.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Concise, clear explanation of human physiology.
Published 3 days ago by Crazy Cat Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
I bought this because the primary reference for medical school physiology at my university is a terrible read. Costanzo is easy to read and very understandable.
Published 18 days ago by Cochran
5.0 out of 5 stars Best physiology book
As a medical student, most physiology textbook recommendations we get from classes are too detail-dense (guyton/boron boulpaep), which just makes me want to run away, screaming in... Read more
Published 1 month ago by iriss
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent book
I think this is the best book I have read so far about Physiology with such detailed explanations.if you want to understand, not just memorize, this book is amazing. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Tatyana
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful.
Very succinct descriptions. I wised this text as an adjunct to the required text for Advanced Pathophysiology for my MSN coursework. I liked the diagrams a great deal.
Published 3 months ago by Dee S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Constanzo Physiology!
A great review book that looks to really refresh key subjects and concepts for Step 1! I have thoroughly enjoyed the authors compilation of topics!
Published 5 months ago by Veerendra Jadhav
5.0 out of 5 stars Med student approved
This is a great book, it is easy to learn from and understand the basic concepts. I'm using it in medical school and it helps a lot.
Published 5 months ago by C. Orlando
4.0 out of 5 stars recommended
a comprehensive look at medical physiology. this book should be required text for anyone training to be in the medical field either clinical or research.
Published 6 months ago by E. J. Siagian
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book for Physiology
I had to buy this textbook as a requirement for my graduate Physiology course and I can honestly say, this is a terrible textbook. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Lena Tumasyan
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
This is definitely a must-have for medical students. Explains things very thoroughly if you take the time to read it.
Published 7 months ago by Karl Janich
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