The textbook is prepared as per the new curriculum of the National Medical Commission - Competency-Based Medical Education. A balanced approach of accommodating basic concepts of physiology and applied clinical aspects is attempted. This approach may benefit the students to gain knowledge for preparing for the examinations and that inspire them to acquire fundamental clinical insights at the very beginning of their medical career. This book is written in simple language. Emphasize is given to the basics of physiological principles. Unwanted extra details are omitted. Lots of schematic diagrams, flow charts and comparison tables given in this book may help the students in easier grasping of concepts and improving their presentation in the examinations. Before the beginning of each chapter a very clear contents of the topic and the specific learning objectives are given. This may help the students to focus on the essentials and prevent from missing any vital points. The three decades of teaching experience of the author made this book very much student-friendly.
· Simple and easy language
· Easy to understand, easy to remember and reproduce
· Lots of diagrams, flowcharts and tables are provided
· Fundamental and basic principles of physiology are clearly explained
· Excess, unwanted details are omitted
· Essential and relevant information is presented in a simple lucid manner
· Exam oriented point wise presentation
· An exhaustive, chapterwise question bank is provided
· Prepared as per syllabus of several Health Universities
Dr. A. P. Krishna has completed his M.Sc. Physiology with the First rank from University of Calicut and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the same University. He has a rich and three decades of long teaching experience, He taught Physiology to various groups of students like MBBS. BDS, B.Sc. Nursing, BPT, B. Pharm. and other related courses. He is recognised as a popular teacher both by students and colleagues. His several research papers were published in National and International journals. He worked as an examiner for MBBS, BDS, M.Sc., Ph.D., BNYS and B.Sc. Nursing, BPT of various Universities. He served as Chairman of Board of Studies in Physiology of University of Calicut. Currently, he is serving as Senior Professor, Department of Physiology, K. S. Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, Karnataka.
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