From the Authors
We are very pleased to launch the 24th edition of Ganong's Review
of Medical Physiology. The current authors have attempted to maintain
the highest standards of excellence, accuracy, and pedagogy developed by
Fran Ganong over the 46 years in which he educated countless students
worldwide with this textbook.
We were pleased with
the reaction to the 23rd edition, our first at the helm. However,
recognizing that improvement is always possible, and that medical knowledge
is constantly evolving, we convened panels both of expert colleagues and of
students to give us feedback on style, content, level and organizational
issues. Based on this input, we have thoroughly reorganized the text and
redoubled our efforts to ensure that the book presents state of the art
knowledge. We have also increased clinical content, particularly related to
the burden of disease states that arise from abnormal physiology of the
systems we discuss.
We remain grateful to many
colleagues and students who contact us with suggestions for clarifications
and new material. This input helps us to ensure that the text is as useful
as possible. We hope that you enjoy the fruits of our labors, and the new
material in the 24th Edition.
is a revision of the original works of Dr. Francis Ganong.
New Therapeutic Highlights
• Recognizing the critical links between physiology and therapeutics,
the boxed clinical cases, also now include succinct summaries of modern
pharmacological approaches to the treatment or management of the condition
New—Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology 24/e Comes to Life with
the Ganong iPAD Digital Version!
• Integrated assessment
• Engaging interactivity and
gorgeous, high resolution illustrations.
• Concepts are brought to
life with movies, and integrates them right into the book
Opportunity to buy individual chapters
New! Ganong Online Learning Center www.langetestbooks.com/barrett
This dedicated Ganong website will include the following:
• Movies and Animations for both students and
professors to access. See concepts come to life!
• PowerPoint of
all images and tables for the instructor
• Review Questions for
students to test themselves
New to This Edition!
Each section will now have an introduction
Information on the burden of disease associated with each organ system
• New introductory materials covering overarching principles of
endocrine regulation in physiology
• Answers to the review
questions in the book, with additional explanations to incorrect questions
will now be included
• Additional Flow Charts—Students
expressed how helpful flow charts are in tying concepts together and seeing
the big picture!
• Chapter summaries tied to chapter objectives
• Expanded legends—This will help students understand figures,
without necessarily referring back to the text
• Increased number
of clinical cases