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Medical Sciences at a Glance

March 2014, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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The definitive companion for medical science study and revision

Medical Sciences at a Glance consolidates the scientific knowledge a student needs to know to provide a solid framework of key facts to build on. Concise, easy to follow, written specifically for medical students, and using the unique at a Glance style to convey key concepts, Medical Sciences at a Glance also demonstrates vital links between different topics and across systems. It is the perfect resource for bridging the gap between A-Level and university, studying a new topic, revising for exams, or refreshing knowledge while on placement.

Key features:

  • Fully cross-referenced to Medicine at a Glance: together they cover the core concepts of an entire medical degree
  • Highlights key points and their clinical relevance for quick revision and retention of what’s most important
  • Brings together all the scientific content on a medical course in one easy-to-read, highly-illustrated title
  • Accompanied by a companion website at ataglanceseries.com/medicalsciences featuring interactive multiple-choice questions and key points for revision

Medical Sciences at a Glance provides the vital scientific grounding needed to succeed at medical school.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7

Contributors 8

Abbreviations 9

How to use your textbook 12

About the companion website 15

Part 1 Cellular structure and function

1 Cells 16
Sebastiaan Winkler

2 Organisation of cell membranes 18
Sebastiaan Winkler

3 Cell organelles 20
Sebastiaan Winkler

4 Protein biochemistry 22
Fergus Doherty

5 Lipid biochemistry 24
Jane Arnold

6 Carbohydrate biochemistry 26
Fergus Doherty

7 Basic mechanisms of drug action 28
Michael D Randall

Part 2 Cellular metabolism

8 General principles of cellular metabolism 30
Fergus Doherty

9 Enzymes 32
Michael D Randall

10 Central metabolic pathways 34
Fergus Doherty

11 Fat metabolism 36
Fergus Doherty

12 Glucose metabolism 38
Fergus Doherty

13 Amino acid metabolism 40
Jane Arnold

Part 3 Molecular and medical genetics

14 Principles of molecular genetics 42
Stuart Brown

15 DNA and RNA 44
Stuart Brown

16 Gene expression 46
Stuart Brown

17 Medical genetics 48
Stuart Brown

Part 4 Nerve and muscle

18 Cell excitability 50
Michael D Randall

19 Nervous conduction 52
Michael D Randall

20 Synaptic transmission 54
Michael D Randall

21 Autonomic nervous system 56
Michael D

22 Neuromuscular transmission 58
Michael D Randall

Part 5 Respiratory system

23 Structure of the respiratory system 60
Siobhan Loughna and Deborah Merrick

24 Respiratory physiology 62
Steven Burr

25 Gas transport 64
Steven Burr

26 Control of breathing 66
Steven Burr

27 Acid-base physiology 68
Steven Burr

28 Respiratory pathophysiology 70
Steven Burr

Part 6 Cardiovascular system

29 Structure of the cardiovascular system 72
Siobhan Loughna and Deborah Merrick

30 Cardiac physiology 74
Michael D Randall

31 Cardiovascular physiology 76
Michael D Randall

32 Blood pressure 78
Michael D Randall

33 Blood: 1 80
Michael D Randall

34 Blood: 2 82
Michael D Randall

35 Cardiovascular pathophysiology 84
Michael D Randall

Part 7 Renal system

36 Structure of the renal system 86
Deborah Merrick

37 Renal physiology: fi ltration and tubular function 88
Sue Chan

38 Renal physiology: loop of Henle 90
Sue Chan

39 Regulation of body fl uids 92
Sue Chan

40 Bladder function and dysfunction 94
Michael D Randall

Part 8 Digestive system

41 Structure of the gastrointestinal system 96
Deborah Merrick

42 Upper gastrointestinal physiology 98
Michael D Randall

43 Lower gastrointestinal physiology 100
Michael D Randall

44 The liver 102
Michael D

Part 9 Endocrine system

45 Hypothalamus and pituitary 104
Sue Chan

46 Endocrine pancreas 106
Sue Chan

47 Thyroid gland 108
Sue Chan

48 Adrenal glands and steroid hormones 110
Sue Chan

Part 10 Reproductive function

49 The genital system 112
Deborah Merrick

50 Reproductive physiology 114
Michael D Randall

51 Human embryology 116
Deborah Merrick

Part 11 Central nervous system

52 Structure of the central nervous system 118
Deborah Merrick

53 The sensory system 120
Deborah Merrick

54 The motor system 122
Deborah Merrick

55 Hypothalamus and thalamus 124
Deborah Merrick

56 Central nervous system function 126
Michael D Randall


57 CNS disorders and treatments 128
Michael D Randall

Part 12 Infections and immunity

58 Pathogens 130
James Lazenby and Chien-Yi Chang

59 Recognition of pathogens 134
Lucy Fairclough and Ian Todd

60 Defence against pathogens 136
Lucy Fairclough and Ian Todd

61 Integration of the immune response 138
Lucy Fairclough and Ian Todd

62 Immunopathology 140
Ian Todd and Lucy Fairclough

63 Immunodefi ciency disorders 142
Ian Todd and Lucy Fairclough

Part 13 Cancer

64 Cancer 145
Stuart Brown

65 Chemotherapy 148
Michael D Randall

Appendix 1 Cross references to Medicine at a Glance (Davey) 150

Index 154

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Author Information

Michael D. Randall is Professor of Pharmacology, School of Life Sciences, University of Nottingham
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Related Websites

Medical Sciences at a Glance Companion website contains Multiple Choice Questions and downloadable Key Points
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Medical Sciences at a Glance
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