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The essential companion for your first two years of medical school From Tao Le, author of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 First Aid for the Basic Sciences: Organ Systems, 2eprovides you with a solid understanding of the basic sciences relative to human organ systems 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 second 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 practical framework for understanding the anatomy, physiology, pathohysiology, and pharmacology of each human organ system 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 How to Use This Book Acknowledgments How to Contribute Chapter 1: Cardiovascular Embryology Anatomy Physiology Pathology Imaging Pharmacology Chapter 2: Endocrine Hypothalamus and Pituitary Thyroid and Parathyroid Adrenal Gland Pancreas Chapter 3: Gastrointestinal Embryology Anatomy Physiology Pathology Pharmacology Chapter 4: Hematology and Oncology Embryology Anatomy Pathology Pharmacology Chapter 5: Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Embryology Anatomy Physiology Pathology Pharmacology Chapter 6: Neurology Embryology Histology Pathology Pharmacology Chapter 7: Psychiatry Basic Definitions and Concepts Pathology Chapter 8: Renal Embryology Anatomy Histology Physiology Pathology Pharmacology Chapter 9: Reproductive Embryology Anatomy Physiology Pathology--Male Pathology--Female Pharmacology Chapter 10: Respiratory Embryology Anatomy Histology Physiology Pathology Index About the Editors