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Essentials of Pathophysiology

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  • Description
    Newly revised, the fourth edition of this text features the most critical and current “need to know” pathophysiology content providing the science foundation needed. Designed to present students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, this book is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. The fourth edition continues to build on the extremely successful art program and the 'Understanding' feature which depicts physiologic processes and phenomena, presenting them in sequential chunks for easier learning. This edition will incorporate Clinical Features illustrations that depict patients with disorders, designed to help students visualize manifestations of disease states.
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    8.375 x 10.875
    Publication Date
    September 15, 2014
  • About The Author(s)
    Carol Porth RN, MSN, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin
  • Table of contents

    Introduction to Pathophysiology
    Unit 1: Cell and Tissue Function
    Chapter 1: Cell Structure and Function
    Chapter 2: Cellular Responses to Stress, Injury, and Aging
    Chapter 3: Inflammation, the Inflammatory Response, and Fever
    Chapter 4: Cell Proliferation and Tissue Regeneration and Repair
    Chapter 5: Genetic Control of Cell Function and Inheritance
    Chapter 6: Genetic and Congenital Disorders
    Chapter 7: Neoplasia
    Unit 2: Integrative Body Functions
    Chapter 8: Disorders of Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
    Chapter 9: Stress and Adaptation
    Chapter 10: Disorders of Nutritional Status
    Unit 3: Hematopoietic Function
    Chapter 11: Disorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissue
    Chapter 12: Disorders of Hemostasis
    Chapter 13: Disorders of Red Blood Cells
    Unit 4: Infection and Immunity
    Chapter 14: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease
    Chapter 15: Innate and Adaptive Immunity
    Chapter 16: Disorders of the Immune Response
    Unit 5: Circulatory Function
    Chapter 17: Control of Cardiovascular Function
    Chapter 18: Disorders of Blood Flow and Blood Pressure
    Chapter 19: Disorders of Cardiac Function
    Chapter 20: Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
    Unit 6: Respiratory Function
    Chapter 21: Control of Respiratory Function
    Chapter 22: Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders
    Chapter 23: Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange
    Unit 7: Kidney and Urinary Tract Function
    Chapter 24: Structure and Function of the Kidney
    Chapter 25: Disorders of Renal Function
    Chapter 26: Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Chapter 27: Disorders of the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract
    Unit 8: Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Function
    Chapter 28: Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal System
    Chapter 29: Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function
    Chapter 30: Disorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas Function
    Unit 9: Endocrine System
    Chapter 31: Mechanisms of Endocrine Control
    Chapter 32: Disorders of Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism
    Chapter 33: Diabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic Syndrome
    Unit 10: Nervous System
    Chapter 34: Organization and Control of Neural Function
    Chapter 35: Somatosensory Function, Pain, and Headache
    Chapter 36: Disorders of Neuromuscular Function
    Chapter 37: Disorders of Brain Function
    Chapter 38: Disorders of Special Sensory Function: Vision, Hearing, and Vestibular Function
    Unit 11: Genitourinary and Reproductive Function
    Chapter 39: Disorders of the Male Genitourinary System
    Chapter 40: Disorders of the Female Genitourinary System
    Chapter 41: Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Unit 12: Musculoskeletal Function
    Chapter 42: Structure and Function of the Skeletal System
    Chapter 43: Disorders of the Skeletal System: Trauma, Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders
    Chapter 44: Disorders of the Skeletal System: Metabolic and Rheumatic Disorders
    Unit 13: Integumentary Function
    Chapter 45: Structure and Function of the Integumentum
    Chapter 46: Disorders of Skin Integrity and Function
    Appendix A: Laboratory Values

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