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Medical Physiology

Greetings, and welcome! This is hopefully the start of a project to fill the shelves of the Wikibooks library with textbooks of all the basic sciences (pre-clinical) at a medical school level. This project was inspired by the very well done Human Physiology Wikibook. For current medical students, this is a great way to reinforce the material you are learning and another incentive to know the information well. For professionals in the field, this is an opportunity to stay up to date with the most current research and data. Medical Physiology hopes to accomplish the first in what are many other books in the basic sciences to allow greater access to those in the field of medicine and those who wish to understand these topics at a greater level. Please contribute and help Wikibooks become a learning tool for us in the act of creating the texts, and to future generations in being able to truly be an active learner in the field of medicine!

What other person whether he be a theologian, a doctor of medicine, a physicist or whatever,knows more than you, a physiologist, about life? For physiology is indeed an explanation of life. What other subject matter is more exciting, more beautiful than the subject of Life?

—Dr. Arthur C. Guyton M.D., 1975 Presidential address to the American Physiological Society


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