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The Hearing & Balance chart lays out the structure and function of our hearing. An explanation of sound waves, showing the relationship of frequency to intensity, is augmented by a diagram comparing human and animal hearing and voice ranges. Visuals and text portray the structure and action of the mechanisms of balance.
This rich collection of quotations, spanning multiple millennia from the ancient epochs to the contemporary era, is comprised of over five hundred inspirational thoughts and universal ideals enduringly coupled to the art, science, and philosophy of medical practice. These selected quotations encompass a wide breadth of keen observations and aphorisms directly linked to the history, grounding principles, and fundamental theories of medicine and surgery. The quotations in this volume have been drawn from past generations of legendary physicians and intrepid explorers of medical science as well as distinguished anatomists, physiologists, philosophers, writers, artists, and statesmen. The reader will ponder logical precepts, universal truths, and cogent words of guidance from ancient physicians and philosophers such as Hippocrates, Aristotle, and Socrates as well as be offered sage counsel from giants of medical history including Armand Trousseau, Sir William Osler, and Michael DeBakey, among many others. Additionally, the reader will hear the poignant words of world -- renowned medical scientists such as Claude Bernard, Jonas Salk, and Marie Curie. There are also enlightening tenets from celebrated Renaissance men, scientists, and innovators including Leonardo da Vinci, Sir Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. This unique collection of motivational quotes substantively addresses the pursuit of success in medical practice. Consider these quotations a daily dose of inspiration regardless of the particular discipline or specialty of medicine you have chosen to pursue. These quotations have the capacity to bring into clear focus the fundamentals and principles that are illustrative of sound medical practice, empathetic patient care, and humble professionalism. These thoughts are cognitively stimulating to ponder and at times are refreshingly witty and even humorous. In a medical world that has become overwhelmingly inundated with convoluted electronic health records and complex diagnostic services, these time-tested precepts will convey a modicum of simplicity and brightness upon the complex world in which we practice medicine.
The Respiration & Gas Exchange chart depicts the anatomy of the respiratory system, from the upper respiratory tract to the alveoli. Gas exchange at the cellular level is explained. The section on inspiration and expiration is complemented by a diagram and text on lung volumes.
The Vision chart presents the anatomy of the eye, from the eyeball to the rods and cones in the retina. Visual field and visual pathways shows how an image is put together by the brain. Accommodation and pupillary muscle action sections describe ways the eye adjusts to the environment.
The Sensors & Receptors chart is an in-depth look at how we sense our environment through various types of receptors. Stimulus transduction and tactile discrimination are portrayed through graphics and text. Sections explain receptor response and adaptation.
The Fluid Balance & Filtration chart begins with a section on the anatomy of the urinary system, the kidney and the nephron. Fluid filtration and the formation of filtrate are shown, along with a section on the feedback process of balancing fluid volume.
The Nutrition & Metabolism chart relates general nutrition and the body's metabolism, including basal metabolic rate and metabolic pathways. The lower part of the chart describes food metabolism, showing protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism.
This unique text presents challenging questions covering common and important ophthalmology, dermatology and ENT topics. The comprehensive answers make it an all-in-one study and revision tool for busy students. These specialties are commonly misunderstood by medical students and clinical trainees, and are known to be areas in which valuable marks are frequently lost in written and clinical examinations. EMQs in Ophthalmology, Dermatology and ENT is ideal for medical students wanting to consolidate their knowledge. It is also highly recommended for general practitioners, core medical and core surgical trainees, including candidates for the MRCGP, MRCP and MRCS examinations. Junior ophthalmology, dermatology and ENT trainees, including candidates for the Duke-Elder Exam in Ophthalmology, will find the self-testing EMQ format crucial in exam preparations. From the Foreword by Professor Janice: The authors have done a great job of covering the very wide syllabuses for these subjects while at the same time making reading the book such a pleasurable learning experience. Junior doctors and medical students can use this book to give them a comprehensive, yet adequately detailed, insight into these specialties.
You have read your textbook and your course notes; now you need to test your knowledge and practise your exam technique. Complete Self Assessment for Medical and Surgical Finals is the ideal tool, examining all the core information medical students must know by the end of their final year via the most popular question formats. This new edition has been expanded to include 650 single best answers, 180 extended matching questions and over 50 x-ray interpretation questions. The book is structured into two main parts covering both medicine and surgery and chapters are logically separated by all the main specialties, with new chapters on obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and psychiatry. The answer explanations help you commit the key facts to memory while the attractive colour layout makes this book a refreshing change from other self-assessment titles. This book also complements Complete Revision Notes for Medical Finals, covering the same key facts so that the two books work together to ensure students are fully prepared. If you know what is in this book then you will know enough to pass your finals.
Kaplan Medical's USMLE Step 1 Integrated Vignettes provides must-know, high-yield facts for the Step 1 exam. A "question bank in book format," this portable tool will help you bridge the gap between preclinical coursework and Qbank usage. The focus is on integrated cases and differential diagnoses, along with practical clinical correlations. High-Yield Review Checklist of pathological processes within each organ system Clinical vignettes with high-yield explanations of conditions Ten representative diseases detailing morphologic features and differential diagnoses Physiology and pharmacology correlations for every disease Practice questions for self-assessment
This accessibly written book explores the different types of stem cells, their current and potential future medical applications, and the many controversies that surround their creation and use. Whether from adults or embryos, stem cells have the potential to develop into many other types of cells-an ability that makes them potentially invaluable for curing a wide variety of diseases and disorders. And while some stem cell treatments are already in use today and have achieved remarkable results, the use of such cells continues to be clouded in controversy. This second edition of Steam Cells offers a wealth of new information and features. Coverage of research breakthroughs in the past decade has been added, including descriptions of recently discovered types of stem cells and stem cell therapies. In addition to addressing ethical and scientific controversies, the book also addresses issues such as the discrepancy between the public's expectations for regenerative medicine and current medical realities. Also new in this edition is a collection of case studies, each of which helps to make the topics discussed in the book more accessible to readers. Offers additional and updated information since the first edition, including expanded coverage of popularly contested topics such as weight loss medications and genetic contributors to obesity Examines key issues related to obesity, such as whether or not someone can be healthy and obese Highlights key ideas and debates discussed in the book through illuminating case studies that use engaging real-world scenarios Provides readers with a helpful Directory of Resources to guide their search for additional information
The How Joints Work chart presents an in-depth look at joints of the human body, starting with an anterior view of the skeleton, showing joint classifications. The shoulder is used to show internal and external structures of a joint. Muscle action, joint types and a section on synovial joints round out the topics.
Modelled on the current MRCOG syllabus, Get Through MRCOG Part
2: EMQs is designed to test candidates' theoretical and practical
knowledge of obstetrics and gynaecology.
This innovative book concentrates on the important distinction between philosophy of medicine and medical philosophy, by expanding the focus from knowing that of the first term to the knowing how of the latter. Thus, the idea of patient and provider self-discovery becomes integral part, method, and strategy at the basis of therapeutic treatment. Among the most important contributions of this volume, the definition of Central Medicine, overcoming the dichotomy Western-Eastern medicine and Traditional-Integrative approaches, is presented under the lenses of hermeneutics, with particular regards to neurosciences, psychiatry, and psychology. Evidence-Based and Patient-Centred Medicine are analysed within the debate on placebo and non-specific effects. Furthermore, the clinical research presented in the appendix investigates the patient-doctor relationship, and the interactive nature of human relationships in general, including environment, personal beliefs, and perspectives on lifes meaning and purpose. Tomasis research covers neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and medicine. In this book, a wide array of questions and answers pertaining to these areas is presented in a clear, readable, and detailed way, satisfying the needs of professionals, students, and anyone who enjoys the exploration of the complexity of human mind, brain, and heart.
The Taste & Smell chart presents the anatomy of the tongue and upper respiratory tract. The receptors of gustation and olfaction are shown, including the synaptic connection. Concentration and its relationship to sensation is presented through a diagram.
The Expert Guide from Kaplan for 2021 entry One test stands between you and a place at the medical school of your dreams: the UCAT. With 1,500 questions, test-like practice exams, a question bank, and online test updates, Kaplan's Score Higher on the UCAT, sixth edition, will help build your confidence and make sure you achieve a high score. We know it's crucial that you go into your UCAT exam equipped with the most up-to-date information available. Score Higher on the UCAT comes with access to additional online resources, including any recent exam changes, hundreds of questions, an online question bank, and a mock online test with full worked answers to ensure that there are no surprises waiting for you on test day. The Most Practice 1,500 questions in the book and online-more than any other UCAT book Three full-length tests: one mock online test to help you practise for speed and accuracy in a test-like interface, and two tests with worked answers in the book Online question bank to fine-tune and master your performance on specific question types Expert Guidance The authors of Score Higher on the UCAT have helped thousands of students prepare for the exam. They offer invaluable tips and strategies for every section of the test, helping you to avoid the common pitfalls that trip up other UCAT students. We invented test preparation-Kaplan (www.kaptest.co.uk) has been helping students for 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.
This updated volume offers vital help to college students who are applying to medical school and are required to write a medical school admissions essay. Extensive advice covers the many do's and don'ts of writing a successful essay. The authors instruct on organizing ideas, writing a rough draft, then editing and polishing the draft to produce a finished essay for presentation. This new edition offers special focus on subjects relating to questions frequently found on the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), including information on the new 2015 MCAT. The book concludes with approximately 38 model essays, each followed by a critique. All essays were submitted by applicants who were accepted to their chosen medical schools.
This best-selling resource is completely updated, and still the most easy-to-use and effective high-yield review for USMLE Step 3. Covering all specialties and subspecialties included on the exam, it's perfect for the busy house officer who needs a review that hits all the important and commonly tested concepts in a concise format. Over 100 high-yield figures illustrate important concepts, conditions, and imaging modalities. Get tips, insights, and guidance on how best to prepare and what to expect with the reader-friendly, succinct, and engaging writing style of best-selling author Adam Brochert, MD. Features tips on the computer-based case simulations to prepare you for essential elements of the exam. Draws upon the personal experience of the best-selling author of USMLE reviews, Adam Brochert, MD, for trustworthy tips on how to study for the exam. Organizes material logically and allows quick spot review using bulleted and numbered lists, as well as many tables throughout the text. Presents updated case scenarios mirroring those on the Step 3 exam to keep you abreast of changes to the exam. Includes additional high-yield figures to be more relevant to recent administrations of the exam. Addresses current practice with updated diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
Exploring how our bodies work and function. This series of 20 beautifully illustrated charts explores essential concepts of human physiology. Each chart graphically explains processes vital to the functioning of human beings. Ideal for students, patient education and the informed consumer, the series is suitable for the home, school library or doctor's surgery. The charts are available with metal eyelets for hanging.
The Blood & Blood Pressure chart depicts the elements of blood pressure, from the components of blood to a visual representation of the vascular system. Blood pressure measurement graphics relate the sounds to the change in blood flow. A diagram shows the differences in blood vessel pressure across the system.
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