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Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 4e (Costanzo Physiology) Paperback – December 28, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1416062165 ISBN-10: 1416062165 Edition: 4th

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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: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #300,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very easy read, clearly explained.
Anonymous
This is the best physiology resource for preclinical years of med school I have found.
Carrie23
Seriously, reading this book is a pleasure.
Szymon N.

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Conrad Fischer, MD on August 14, 2011
Format: Paperback
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!
Sincerely
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 By Kim Dav on January 18, 2011
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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 By Szymon N. on August 27, 2012
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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 By Christopher D. Rice on 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 By Carltmdstudmalta on February 7, 2011
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ChRTR on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alicia on November 22, 2010
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Having struggled with the major physio textbooks in Med school, I have to say that it wasn't until I read Dr. Costanzo's book that the whole subject became clear to me. Explanations are thorough and straight forward. The examples and clinical scenarios that accompany each chapter are easy to follow and help setting the foundations for developing your clinical thinking...It's written in such a student-friendly way, that it seems to anticipate the questions you wish you had asked the teacher in class... The best approach to Physiology during your course and also great for Board review. Thanks Dr. Costanzo!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Medfocus on January 3, 2011
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I have been looking for a very good Physiology book since my first semester in medical school. Physiology is a new subject to me. The recommended book is too bulky - Guyton. I get lost most of the time while reading it. I call Physiology by Constanzo - Simplified Guyton. Concept and style of writing is amazing. My understanding of the subject has improved greatly. Thank you Dr Constanzo.
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