Costanzo Physiology,
Edition 7
By Linda Costanzo, PhD

Publication Date: 15 Nov 2021
Through six highly regarded editions, students and instructors alike have come to appreciate Dr. Linda Costanzo’s clear, helpful writing style, logical organization, and easy-to-follow presentation of a challenging and complex topic in medical education. Costanzo Physiology, 7th Edition, retains the step-by-step, to-the-point approach that makes this text ideal for coursework and USMLE preparation. Complex concepts are presented in a simple, easy-to-digest manner, and are accompanied by well-designed figures and tables that provide handy visuals for procedures or physiologic equations. Fully updated throughout, this edition remains the students’ choice for concise, clear instruction and a strong foundation in human physiology. 

Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive and consistent overview of core physiologic concepts at the organ system and cellular levels, making complex principles easy to understand. 

  • Presents information in a short, simple, and focused manner – the perfect presentation for success in coursework and on exams. 

  • Provides step-by-step explanations and easy-to-follow diagrams clearly depicting physiologic principles. 

  • Contains new coverage of SARS CoV-2 physiology, renal handling of uric acid, delta/delta analysis is acid-base physiology, endolymph physiology, respiratory distress syndrome, compensatory bronchiolar constriction, and more. 

  • Includes high-yield online features such as student FAQs with thorough explanations, animations, and video tutorials from Dr. Costanzo. 

  • Integrates equations and sample problems throughout the text. 

  • Features chapter summaries for quick overviews of important points, boxed Clinical Physiology Cases for a more thorough understanding of application, and end-of-chapter questions to reinforce understanding and retention. 

  • Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

About the author
By Linda Costanzo, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia
Table of Contents
1 Cellular Physiology
2 Autonomic Nervous System
3 Neurophysiology
4 Cardiovascular Physiology
5 Respiratory Physiology
6 Renal Physiology
7 Acid-Base Physiology
8 Gastrointestinal Physiology
9 Endocrine Physiology
10 Reproductive Physiology
 Appendix I Common Abbreviations and Symbols
 Appendix II Normal Values and Constants
 Challenge Yourself Answers
Book Reviews

"The beauty of the Costanzo textbook lies within its simplicity and way the complex content is described in a logical and straightforward manner."

©Doody’s Review Service, 2022, Robert A. Augustyniak, PhD (Lincoln Memorial University)

Book details
ISBN: 9780323793339
Page Count: 528
Illustrations : 480 illustrations (480 in full color)
Retail Price : £45.99
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