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The essential companion for your first two years of medical school First Aid for the Basic Sciences: General Principles, 2eprovides you with a solid understanding of the basic science principles with which all medical students must be familiar. The second edition has been completely revised to feature a more student-friendly and approachable text, an updated high-yield rapid review section, new images, and more. Delivers comprehensive single-source coverage of the entire first year of medical school Includes important background material most other reviews leave out Covers the high-yield topics and facts tested on the USMLE Offers full-color images, learning aids, tables, and concise text to streamline your study and help you excel in coursework and on the USMLE Provides a framework for understanding anatomy and histology, embryology, behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, pathology, and pharmacology Mirrors the table of content of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 to facilitate study Written by students who aced the USMLE and reviewed by top faculty
Table of Contents
Contributing Authors Faculty Reviewers Preface Acknowledgments How to Use This Book How to Contribute Chapter 1: Anatomy and Histology Cellular Anatomy and Histology Gross Anatomy and Histology Chapter 2: Behavioral Science Epidemiology Statistics Disease Prevention Ethics Life Cycle Psychology Chapter 3: Biochemistry Molecular Biology Nucleotide Synthesis Mutations and DNA Repair Enzymes The Cell Connective Tissue Homeostasis and Metabolism Amino Acids Nutrition Fed Versus Unfed State Laboratory Tests and Techniques Genetics Chapter 4: Embryology Chapter 5: Microbiology Bacteriology Spirochetes Mycology Parasitology Virology Microbiology: Systems Antimicrobials Chapter 6: Immunology Principles of Immunology Pathology Chapter 7: Pathology Chapter 8: General Pharmacology Pharmacodynamics Pharmacokinetics Toxicology IndexAbout the Editors