Medical Cell Biology

Medical Cell Biology, 3rd Edition

Medical Cell Biology, 3rd Edition,Steven Goodman,ISBN9780123704580

S Goodman   

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Concise textbook on medical cell biology intended for students in medical, dental, veterinary and pre-health professional degree programs at the undergraduate and advanced degree level.

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* 60% New Material!
* New Topics include:
Apoptosis and cell dealth from a neural perspective
Signal transduction as it relates to normal and abnormal heart function
Cell cycle and cell division related to cancer biology
* All new clinical cases
* Serves as a prep guide to the National Medical Board Exam with a CD-ROM of 200 sample board-style questions (using Exam Master(R) technology): www.exammaster.com
* Focuses on eukaryotic cell biology as it related to human disease, thus making the subject more accessible to pre-med and pre-health students


This Third Edition of Medical Cell Biology focuses on the scientific aspects of cell biology important to medical students, dental students, veterinary students, and prehealth undergraduates. Maintaining a primary focus on eukaryotic cell biology, the text explains general cell biology principles in the context of organ systems and human and animal disease.


Students preparing for a career in medicine or other health sciences. Those preparing for the Medical Board Exams.

Steven Goodman


Dr. Goodman is the C. L. and Amelia A. Lundell Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas, Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, as well as Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Biology and Medicine. Dr. Goodman is Past-President of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Chairs and led the association in drafting the Cell Biology portion of the United States and Canadian Curriculum in the Anatomical Sciences. Medical Cell Biology is designed to prepare students for this exam.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Physical Medicine, St Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Spokane, WA, USA

Medical Cell Biology, 3rd Edition

Cell Membranes.
Organelle Structure and Function.
Regulation of Gene Expression.
Intercellular Signaling.
Cell Signaling Events.
The Cell Cycle and Cancer.
Programmed Cell Death.

Quotes and reviews

“The Third Edition of Medical Cell Biology by Steven Goodman is a highly-readable cell biology textbook designed specifically for medical students. The use of clinical cases builds a framework for the basic concepts and helps reinforce understanding. Every medical student should arm him or herself with this book as preparation for the board exam.”
--John Clancy, Jr., PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois; President of the Association of Anatomy, Cell Biology, and Neurobiology Chairs

“An extremely valuable book for undergraduate, graduate and health professional students that is essential to learning contemporary cell biology, both from the historical standpoint, and from the current literature.”
-- Ian S. Zagon, PhD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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