Donald C. Rizzo Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 4th ed. Cengage Learning, Boston/MA 2015 ISBN: 1285174150
Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a good introductory text for students who have little or no previous knowledge of anatomy and physiology. However, it does not cover all topics taught in the course in depth.
Elaine N. Marieb, Katja N. Hoehn Human Anatomy & Physiology, 10th ed. Perason Education, 2015 ISBN: 1292096971
Human Anatomy and Phyiology gives a good detailed introduction into the human anatomy and physiology. It is basic enough for beginners, but covers a wide range of topics at considerable depth. A good collection of graphics, figures and tables helps elucidating the necessary details of anatomy and physiology. However, many molecular mechanism discussed in the lectures are not covered in this book.
Frederic H. Martini, Judi L. Nath, Edwin F. Bartholomew Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 11th ed. Pearson Education, 2018 ISBN: 1292229861 (Paperback) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology gives a good introduction into the human anatomy and physiology. Many excellent figures and tables help to elucidate the subjects discussed in the text. However, it does not cover all topics taught in the course in depth. Especially many important molecular and electrophysiological mechanisms are not discussed.
Textbooks & Atlas
Anthony L. Mescher Junqueira's Basic Histology - Text & Atlas, 15th ed. Mc Graw Hill Education, New York 2018 ISBN: 978-1-260-02617-7
Junqueira's Basic Histology offers concise yet thorough information on human tissue structure and function. An opening chapter reviews the histological techniques that allow understanding of cell and tissue structure. The two following chapters focus on the structural and functional organization of human cells. The next seven chapters cover the four basic tissues that make up our organs: epithelia, connective tissue (and its major sub-types), nervous tissue, and muscle. The remaining chapters explain the organization and functional significance of these tissues in each of the body's organ systems. A virtual microscope with over 150 slides of all human tissues and organs is available: http://medsci.indiana.edu/junqueira/virtual/junqueira.htm.
Walter F. Boron, Emile L. Boulpaep: Medical Physiology, 3rd ed. Elsevier, Oxford 2016.
Medical Physiology is a very comprehensive, very detailed book which covers also the molecular details in unparalleled depth. Complex concepts are presented in a clear, concise, and logically organized format, which facilitates understanding of the topics. However, not all topics, especially in the field of neurophysiology are covered.
John E. Hall: Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, 13 th ed. Elsevier, Oxford 2015.
Guyton and Hall's Textbook of Medical Physiology is the 'classical' textbook used by many students of medicine. The detailed text is complemented by illustrations that summarize key concepts in physiology and pathophysiology. Molecular mechanisms, however, are not covered in detail.
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