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The new edition of 'Human Physiology - an Oxford Core Text' continues to meet the needs of preclinical medical students and is also valuable to to those following undergraduate courses in physiology and other health-related disciplines. It adopts a student-friendly style with an emphasis onclarity, explanation and understanding, complemented by full-colour illustrations. The book has a hierarchical organisation, beginning with aspects of cell and tissue function before proceeding to a consideration of the communication systems of the body including the endocrine and nervous systems.The heart of the text concerns the physiology of the main body systems.This new edition has been significantly revised to include an expanded problem section at the end of each chapter with more quantitative examples and some clinical problems where appropriate. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated and new material includes a section on the physiology of itch;more detailed treatment of colour vision, deafness and vestibular blindness; increased emphasis on neurological disorders; discussion of the physiology of respiratory failure and pulmonary embolism; a discussion of malabsorption disorders; extensive revision to cover the wider aspects of materialphysiology not just lactation, and extended treatment of fever. The Clinical Physiology chapter is now broken into several short chapters and includes a discussion of cardiovascular pathophysiology and organ failure. OXFORD CORE TEXTSThe Oxford Core Text series provides concise, yet comprehensive coverage of a range of essential topics in the medical curriculum. Written and tested in consultation with students, each book offers a clear and accessible account of the core material, supported by many case studies, learning aids andclinical examples. All titles include the key information which the reader will need to prepare for successful clinical practice - making these texts ideal for all stages of the medical curriculum and beyond.