Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th edition
The Textbook of Medical Physiology, however, is not a reference book that attempts to provide a compendium
Of the most recent advances in physiology. The book Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th edition continues the tradition of being written for students. It focuses on the basic principles of science needed to begin a career in the healthcare professions, such as medicine, dentistry, and nursing, as well as graduate studies in the biological and health sciences. It should also be useful to physicians and healthcare professionals who wish to review the basic principles needed for understanding the pathophysiology of human disease.
Author hope is that this Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th edition textbook conveys the majesty of the human body and its many functions and that it stimulates students to study physiology throughout their careers. Biology is the link between the basic sciences and medicine. The great beauty of physiology is that it integrates the individual functions of all the body’s different cells, tissues, and organs into a functional whole, the human body. Indeed, the human body is much more than the sum of its parts, and life relies upon this entire function, not just on the role of individual body parts in isolation from the others.
This brings us to an important question: How are the separate organs and systems coordinated to maintain
proper function of the entire body? Fortunately, our bodies are endowed with a vast network of feedback controls
that achieve the necessary balances without which we would be unable to live. Physiologists call this high level of internal bodily control homeostasis.
In disease states, functional balances are often severely disturbed, and homeostasis is impaired. When even a single disturbance reaches a limit, the whole body can no longer live. One of the goals of this text, therefore, is to emphasize the effectiveness and beauty of the body’s homeostasis mechanisms as well as to present their abnormal functions in disease.Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 13th edition provides the basic knowledge of physiology for the usmle students.