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Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 12e (Guyton Physiology) [Hardcover]

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19 July 2010 1416045740 978-1416045748 12

"a bible for physiology...perfect to understand those things you may have not thoroughly understood. [before]" (Medical Student Review)

One of the world's favourite physiology textbooks, due to its ability to present complex physiologic principles in language that is easy to read and understand. Now with improved colour artwork, thorough updates to reflect modern medicine and science, and a range of online extras at, this textbook is an excellent source for mastering essential human physiology knowledge.

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  • Hardcover: 1120 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 12 edition (19 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416045740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416045748
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.1 x 5.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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John E. Hall, Ph.D. Arthur C. Guyton Professor and Chair Department of Physiology & Biophysics Associate Vice Chancellor for Research University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS 39216-4505 601-984-1801

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterclass in medical literature 2 Feb 2011
Guyton and Hall's Medical Physiology is a superb textbook. It is a comprehensive bible for the pre-clinical medical student, with good, clear illustrations and a clinical emphasis which is in keeping with most basic medical science texts of today. However, perhaps more importantly, the beauty of Guyton and Hall's book lies in its smooth, serene prose, which manages to perfectly convey the dynamic and exciting intricacies of human physiology.

All topics of physiology are covered and the book excels at combining breath and depth. Cardiovascular physiology is one of major strengths of Guyton and Hall. The chapters on cardiac failure and pathophysiology of shock were especially very good and gave a comprehensive overview of the physiological mechanisms that come into play in these conditions. The book's coverage haemostasis, renal and endocrine physiology was also suitably comprehensive and I found these chapters to be very well written. My main complaint was the coverage of reproductive physiology which I thought could have had slightly more depth.

Guyton does not have as great a range of illustrations as its competitors, such as Boron and Boulpaep. This is partly because in Guyton, the diagrams only act to complement the text but I feel that some more illustrations could be included without breaking the flow of the prose. Guyton and Hall feels like a story book at times and I enjoy this dimension of its writing. This is the main reason I prefer it over the onerous and pragmatic writing style that Ganong favours.

The textbook fairly hefty, but physiology is a major part of preclinical medicine and this book encompasses relevant aspects of the discipline for the medical student.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 23 Mar 2012
It makes the most complex of concepts simple- that is how well written it is. Admittedly it is a hefty book, but physiology really is the glue that holds everything together- anatomy, biochemistry, histology, genetics, etc and it has a word or two to say about everything. Definitely a good book to use during your studies and as a reference when your done!
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4.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Ever 11 Oct 2010
By Dhondy
I first read this book as a medical student from 1985-87! Twenty five years later, as a practicing Internist, I had this almost irrepressible urge to go back and see how it's changed. A lot of water has flown under the bridge- Arthur C Guyton is no more, Hall has taken over as the principal author, and medicine has changed almost beyond recognition. The book still retains its almost unputdownable readability though- you are hooked almost as soon as you start, racing through to the next chapter, in a childlike urge to find out what happens next. It's gratifying to see long forgotten Physics cropping up quite often. Did you know for example that Diffusion coefficient of gases is equal to its solubility/square root of molecular weight? Or which among hypercapnoea and hypoxia is the acute driver of respiration as opposed to a chronic stimulator?

The only reason I gave a 4-star rating as opposed to 5 was the continuing use of now outdated terms such as SRS-A- Slow Reacting Substance of Anaphylaxis to the uninitiated. Every man and his dog knows that these are a mixture of leukotrienes- something that the author acknowledges in another part of the book- one really can't be too careful when you have old fogeys with long memories re-reading the text after 25 years.
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By Antonio
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This is a very nice book! It contains a lot of examples for the topics contents in the book. It's very useful to understand the very specific and technical physiology of the human body, I mean, the author explains the physiology through various experiments were done so far.
If you are a medical student, I suggest to complement this book with another one which is more basic and concise.
This is the ideal book for those who like to know all the processes and the very single details which sometimes are not so important in spite of being very curious and interesting.
If you want to buy it, just do it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Guyton physiology 29 Mar 2014
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Explains all physiology concepts with the assumption you understand nothing- whilst this does make it unattractive for reference it is perfect for ensuring you understand physiological principles. Detail somewhat lacking but you can use Borons as a reference. Recommended for purchase for a medical student.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 11 Mar 2014
By DaveR
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Everything you need for physiology modules at med school. It is a long read though so not too good for revision, but comprehensive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my daughter 19 Jan 2014
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Bought for my daughter who is studying medicine at university and was recommended for her degree. She tells me it is perfect and is still using it now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Jan 2014
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Brilliant book, very concise, clear explanations, great for quick revision, and preparation for exams, will definitely recommend to friends and colleagues.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very usefull
Helps a lot as a first year, has everything you need to know about the physiology of the body.
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Published 9 months ago by Josh Moreau
3.0 out of 5 stars It took me 6 months to understand that the details were just blocking...
I love details, but the amount of details in Guyton and Hall is overwhelming. As much as I hate to say this, the book was not usefull. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anna
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Medical Physiology book
I cannot speak highly enough about this book. I'm a first year medical student finishing my first year and this book has had everything I have needed so far. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Northwood2010
4.0 out of 5 stars guyton-great book
this is a great book. it contains excellent pictures and content regarding physiology. I got it dirt cheap from The book is thick and heavy. Read more
Published 13 months ago by maniarmani2013
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the Critical Care Nurse
Bough this for a Critical Care degree. Really useful and informative and learned a lot from reading it outside of university.
Published 15 months ago by Chris Tully
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written.
This is a brilliant textbook. The writing style is amazing. It can be read from cover to cover or you can dip into chapters and it still reads very well. Read more
Published on 18 Mar 2012 by GasDoc
5.0 out of 5 stars Guyton
Will always be one of the best medical physiology books you could ever get your hands one without a doubt 100% detailed. Read more
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