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I'm trying to build foundation so do u guys tink its bad to read this book?

at least the 3 chapters ofhigh yeild, like lung, cardio, and renal

but then the author said u should read endocrine too, but endocrine's low yield, no?

does anybody have this book pdf, i dont think i could afford to buy just for few ch, and i know its out there somewhere

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I'm trying to build foundation so do u guys tink its bad to read this book?

at least the 3 chapters ofhigh yeild, like lung, cardio, and renal

but then the author said u should read endocrine too, but endocrine's low yield, no?

does anybody have this book pdf, i dont think i could afford to buy just for few ch, and i know its out there somewhere

thank you.
It's NEVER a bad idea to read any of Dr. Costanzo's books. Just buy the book. It's a good reference if you ever need an explanation for anything physiology related. If you don't want to shell out for the big Physio. book, then buy BRS Physio.

Disclaimer: She teaches at my school and is absolutely awesome.
 

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i have brs. im asking about ebook in addition

its too much just for few chapters.

for example. even FA says in back that brs is weak in renal and lung. both high yield...
 

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the big costanzo is a very good physio book, you cant go wrong using it, takes out all the crap in guyton and gives you what is relevant at our level
 

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I don't know what type of timeline your working on here? That would help a lot. You said its for a foundation? If so i would say buy it and read every page of it. A great book. If you already took med school physio then i would say use BRS.
 

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I think the big Costanzo text is good for class but in terms of board review, it's overboard. Though Phys is important, I think BRS will cover it quite well. If you want more than that, I think doing the Cases book is more beneficial than passively reading through the big Costanzo text.
 

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I don't think it's a bad idea to revisit costanzo, it's not that big of a textbook at all. That said I wouldn't spend more than a day or two on it. For my Physio pass, I'm planning on going through just the few chapters I think I don't understand as well, probably just the three you mentioned and skim another or two probably over the course of a day, then do tons and tons of physio questions immediattely after in the next two days to cement all the formulas, techniques in my head. I figure I've gotta give some lip service to physio otherwise I wouldn't give any(its one of my stronger areas and no intention of getting another book like BRS for it).
 

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FA states that the respiratory and acid/base sections are comparatively weak. BRS phys should be good for cardio, renal, and endocrine. Just hop onto Ganoung's Physio or the Big Costanzo book for Resp. and Acid/Base chapters.
 

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FA states that the respiratory and acid/base sections are comparatively weak.

For which book? The subject is the Big Costanzo book, but then you listed that as a good alternative. To what? BRS? Just trying to clarify here for everyone.
 

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For which book? The subject is the Big Costanzo book, but then you listed that as a good alternative. To what? BRS? Just trying to clarify here for everyone.
Sorry. I was refering to BRS Physio. FA states that the Resp and Acid/Base is comparatively weak in BRS Phys.