Essentials of Pathophysiology / Edition 3

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Designed to provide students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, Essentials of Pathophysiology is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. This abundantly illustrated text is extremely readable and filled with learning tools to highlight important ideas for the reader. Key concept boxes draw attention to important facts, color-coded summaries clarify complex processes discussed throughout the chapters, and icons appear throughout the text highlighting appropriate considerations for children, the elderly, and pregnant women. The free CD-ROM contains 3-D animations, and also contains more than 500 multiple-choice questions to test the reader's knowledge of difficult concepts.

In keeping with the author's philosophy, Essentials of Pathophysiology relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that participate in disease production and occur as a result of the disease. Content is arranged so that concepts build upon one another, thus promoting conceptual understanding as opposed to memorization.

Additional resources are available at the Connection Website,

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Reviewer: Mary Allen Carey, PhD(University of Oklahoma College of Nursing)
Description: This book delivers concept-based information about disease processes and altered health states. Written by a nurse physiologist, it relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes involved in pathogenesis and those that result from disease. The book is an abridgement of a sixth edition textbook by the same author, Pathophysiology (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002)
Purpose: According to the author, a major emphasis in the preparation of this handbook was to relate normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that occur in disease production and as a result of disease, as well as the body's ability to compensate for these changes. The approach used by the author, integrates all of the aspects of the individual cells and organs of the human body into a total functional whole that can be used to explain both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. The objectives of the book are extremely worthy and they are achieved.
Audience: The audience is undergraduate students in the health professions and is particularly suited for nursing students.
Features: The book is divided into 44 chapters and includes an extensive glossary of terms pertinent to physiology, selected laboratory parameters, and Web links. The material is logically presented as concepts which build upon each other with frequent examples integrated throughout. Color-coded summaries help the reader focus on the major issues and specially designed icons highlight patient populations including children, the elderly, and pregnant women. A CD-ROM that facilitates interactive learning is included with the book. The CD-ROM includes review questions for the material on the cell cycle, congestive heart failure, hypertension, the immune system, nerve synapse, and stroke. Also included with the book and CD-ROM is access to a free companion Web site with a student resource center and a faculty resource center.
Assessment: The quality of the book is excellent and the CD-ROM and the companion Web site great complement the book well.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451116380
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Sales rank: 542,701
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Cell Structure and Function 1
2 Tissue Adaptation and Injury 24
3 Genetic Control of Cell Function 36
4 Genetic and Congenital Disorders 50
5 Alterations in Cell Growth and Replication: Neoplasia 64
6 Alterations in Fluids, Electrolytes, and Acid-Base Balance 84
7 Stress and Adaptation 121
8 The Immune Response 134
9 Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Fever 150
10 Alterations in the Immune Response 168
11 Alterations in White Blood Cells 191
12 Alterations in Hemostasis and Blood Coagulation 205
13 Alterations in Red Blood Cells 216
14 Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular System 231
15 Alterations in Blood Flow 254
16 Alterations in Blood Pressure 274
17 Alterations in Cardiac Function 291
18 Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock 320
19 Structure and Function of the Respiratory System 339
20 Alterations in Respiratory Function: Infectious Disorders and Neoplasia 359
21 Alterations in Respiratory Function: Disorders of Gas Exchange 376
22 Control of Kidney Function 401
23 Alterations in Renal Function 415
24 Renal Failure 433
25 Alterations in Urine Elimination 446
26 Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal System 459
27 Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function 473
28 Alterations in Hepatobiliary Function 494
29 Alterations in Body Nutrition 517
30 Organization and Control of the Endocrine System 529
31 Alterations in Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Function 538
32 Diabetes Mellitus 560
33 Alterations in the Male Reproductive System 581
34 Alterations in the Female Reproductive System 602
35 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 627
36 Organization and Control of the Nervous System 637
37 Alterations in Brain Function 667
38 Alterations in Neuromuscular Function 696
39 Pain 725
40 Alterations in Special Sensory Function 747
41 Structure and Function of the Skeletal System 779
42 Alterations in the Skeletal System: Trauma, Infection, and Developmental Disorders 789
43 Alterations in the Skeletal System: Metabolic and Rheumatoid Disorders 814
44 Alterations in Skin Function and Integrity 835
Glossary 863
App. A Lab Values 873
App. B: Weblinks 875
Index 879
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