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Histology and Cell Biology: Examination and Board Review, Fifth Edition (LANGE Basic Science)

 
 
 
 
Histology and Cell Biology: Examination and Board Review, Fifth Edition (LANGE Basic Science)
Author: Douglas Paulsen
ISBN 13: 9780071476652
ISBN 10: 71476652
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Publication Date: 2010-04-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 432
List Price: $55.00
 
 

A complete one-stop review of the clinically important aspects of histology and cell biology—user-friendly, concise, and packed with learning aids!

The ideal review for course exams and the USMLE!

4 STAR DOODY'S REVIEW!

"This is a wonderful resource for students of medicine, dentistry, and the allied health sciences. The book combines traditional topics in histology with elements of modern cell biology and medical physiology.... This is the body of information that students of microscopic anatomy need to know to understand the foundations of clinical medicine and succeed on future licensing examinations. Students will use this book to review key concepts in modern histology."—Doody's Review Service

This popular title in the LANGE series is specifically designed to help you make the most of your study time—whether you're studying histology and cell biology for the first time or reviewing for course exams or the USMLE. With this focused review you will be able to pinpoint your weak areas, and then improve your comprehension with learning aids especially designed to help you understand and retain even the most difficult material.

You will find complete easy-to-follow coverage of all the need-to-know material: fundamental concepts, the four basic tissues types, and organs and organ systems—presented in a consistent, time-saving design. At the conclusion of the book, you will find a Diagnostic Final Exam that has been updated with longer, case-related stems that mimic the USMLE Step 1 examination.

Each chapter is devoted to one specific topic and includes learning aids such as:

  • Objectives that point out significant facts and concepts that you must know about each topic
  • Max Yield™ study questions that direct you to key facts needed to master material most often covered on exams
  • A synopsis presented in outline form that reviews all the basic histology and related cell biology covered on exams
  • Multiple-choice questions written in a style most commonly used in medical school

NEW to this Edition:

  • Thoroughly revised Q&A
  • Completely updated text and practice questions to reflect current knowledge
  • Information added to each chapter regarding relevant pathology/clinical issues; possibly as a separate colored box

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Thorough coverage you won't find anywhere else!

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS:

Methods of Study,

The Plasma Membrane & Cytoplasm,

The Nucleus & Cell Cycle,

THE FOUR BASIC TISSUE TYPES:

Epithelial Tissue,

Connective Tissue,

Adipose Tissue,

Cartilage,

Bone,

Integrative Multiple-Choice Questions: Connective Tissues

Nerve Tissue,

Muscle Tissue,

Integrative Multiple-Choice Questions: Basic Tissue Types,

ORGANS & ORGAN SYSTEMS:

Circulatory System,

Peripheral Blood,

Hematopoiesis,

Lymphoid System,

Digestive Tract,

Glands Associated with the Digestive Tract,

Integrative Multiple-Choice Questions: Digestive System,

Respiratory System,

Skin,

Urinary System,

Pituitary & Hypothalamus,

Adrenals, Islets of Langerhans, Thyroid, Parathyroids, & Pineal Body,

Male Reproductive System,

Female Reproductive System,

Integrative Multiple-Choice Questions: Endocrine System,

Sense Organs,

Diagnostic Final Examination

Doody Review Services

Reviewer:Bruce A. Fenderson, PhD(Thomas Jefferson University)
Description:Histology is the science of biological organization at the cellular level of complexity. Mastery of this body of knowledge enables students to evaluate tissue differentiation and understand pathologic aspects of disease. This updated fifth edition presents an outline of histology and cell biology, as well as multiple choice questions for self-assessment and board review. The 25 chapters cover important topics from nucleus and cell cycle to cartilage to special sensory organs. The focus is on modern cell biology, biochemistry, and histology.
Purpose:The book is an adjunct to the popular Junqueira's Basic Histology: Text and Atlas, 12th edition, Mescher (McGraw-Hill, 2010), and the aim is to provide "knowledge required for effective medical practice and [help students] prepare for examinations designed to test that knowledge." It provides rapid review of high-yield information for course examinations and medical licensing examinations.
Audience:It is written for students of medicine, dentistry, nursing, and allied health professions (e.g., cytotechnology and laboratory science) by an expert medical educator who understands the importance of time management and effective learning strategies for success in professional school.
Features:This compact book follows the organization of chapters and content in Junqueira's and provides a treasure-trove of information. Each chapter includes a short list of objectives, study questions, overview (synopsis), and multiple choice questions. The study questions are keyed to particular figures, tables, and sections of text to help students rapidly formulate answers. Many of the multiple choice questions are based on the interpretation of light and electron microscopic images. The answer key includes references to the text to facilitate student learning. Many of the multiple choice questions include more than five answer choices to enhance test validity. Each chapter uses informative tables and figures to emphasize key teaching points. The last chapter is a diagnostic final comprehensive examination, in which clinical vignettes simulate the USMLE. Students can use the final examination to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Answers to the final examination are explained in full.
Assessment:This is a wonderful resource for students of medicine, dentistry, and the allied health sciences. The book combines traditional topics in histology with elements of modern cell biology and medical physiology. I am not a fan of the outline format (e.g. read section 5.II.A.2) because my mind tries to remember letters and numbers. Nonetheless, the book is concise and readable. The self-assessment questions are interesting and well done. This is the body of information that students of microscopic anatomy need to know to understand the foundations of clinical medicine and succeed on future licensing examinations. Students will use this book to review key concepts in modern histology.