Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (Study Guide) / Edition 3

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (Study Guide) / Edition 3

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by Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether, Sue E. Huether, Clayton F. Parkinson

ISBN-10: 0815137664

ISBN-13: 9780815137665

Pub. Date: 11/01/1997

Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated

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Mosby, Incorporated
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Older Edition
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8.39(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Cellular Biology1
2Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology44
3The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases82
4Genes and Genetic Diseases114
5Genes, Environment, and Common Diseases153
8Infection and Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation237
9Stress and Disease286
10Biology of Cancer304
11Tumor Invasion and Metastasis350
12Cancer in Children373
13Structure and Function of the Neurologic System380
14Pain, Temperature Regulation, Sleep, and Sensory Function422
15Concepts of Neurologic Dysfunction460
16Alterations of Neurologic Function510
17Neurobiology of Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders574
18Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children591
19Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation625
20Alterations of Hormonal Regulation656
21Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems707
22Alterations of the Reproductive Systems743
23Sexually Transmitted Infections812
24Structure and Function of the Hematologic System845
25Alterations of Erythrocyte Function878
26Alterations of Leukocyte, Lymphoid, and Hemostatic Function899
27Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children935
28Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems968
29Alterations of Cardiovascular Function1024
30Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children1093
31Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System1131
32Alterations of Pulmonary Function1158
33Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children1201
34Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems1221
35Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function1244
36Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children1273
37Structure and Function of the Digestive System1288
38Alterations of Digestive Function1322
39Alterations of Digestive Function in Children1380
40Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System1405
41Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function1435
42Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children1486
43Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument1517
44Alterations of the Integument in Children1555
45Shock, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome, and Burns in Adults1570
46Shock, Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome, and Burns in Children1602

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Pathophysiology 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
an-old-nursing-instructor More than 1 year ago
I have used this book in advanced practice preparation and practice. This book is for the individual with an intermediate background in pathophysiology and wants to know more. Nurses are life long learners and as you practice in your profession you will see things that you want to understand better so that you can critically think about what is going on with your clients. This book will help, DON'T throw the baby out with the bath water. Keep this book on your shelf until the thirst for knowledge needs to be quenched, then pick up this book and drink it all in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with some previous reviewers that it's very detailed and 'difficult'. The book outlines pathophysiology to chemical, cellular levels which sometimes get very complex. But that's the essences of this book. This book is not for beginner to learn the pathophysiology. To fully appreciate the fine details the book puts out, the reader must have absolute solid understanding of basic (and bit of intermediate) pathophysiology in addition to basic physioloy and biology. This book is not for quick reference purpose. It takes time to comprehend the complexity, but the human body is complex, too. But once you 'get it' you'll appreciate the knowledge the book revealed. Considering how complex the human body is, the book did a fine job of 'dividing' the body into chapters. So it's no surprising to me that I have to flip back and forth between chapters to understand something as a whole. I have been using this book since it's 2nd edition. It has gone through a lot of improvements, believe me. My husband and I are both critical care RNs and we both love it. I highly recommend this book for non-beginners. It is excellent reference book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Others that have rated this book poorly didn't have much nursing background. This book is not appropriate for the student who hasn't completed a year of nursing school. Otherwise it is an good reference book but not the one I turn to the most.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree this is a bad text with important information buried in technical detail fit for a research scientist. I've never encountered another text this difficult to read. I have a degree in accounting and am taking this course as a prerequiste for a nursing program. There should have been prerequisites for this text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because its the book suggessted for reference for my graudate study. I think its very good. I would recommend it for advance pathophysiology course but for basics Medical Surgical Books are still the best.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Currently using book to assist in teaching class; previously used last edition. I find this version addresses certain phrases with better explanations, but in some topics the order of introduction is suboptimal. Many times certain subjects are explained in clearer ways significantly later in the same chapter. Diagrams are often arranged poorly in relation to the text; sheer number of images on certain pages is distracting from being able to read a topic without stopping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only problem was with the delivery time. This was for an online grad. level class. The delivery time was supposed to be 3 days. However, it took 7-8 days for the book to arrive. The first test was 2 days after the arrival.
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SaveSweetCharity More than 1 year ago
I am currently taking advanced pathophysiology and I found this book to be a good source of basic information. But, since the book is published in 2006, it is lacking many new advancements in medicine. I find using current medical journals a much more accurate resource,
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very poorly written and difficult to comprehend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Text is heavily populated with extensive details to the extent that the main idea on every subject is hard to find. I have to use other books in order to find clear explanations about pathophysiology. Quantity does not equal quality.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a nursing student and I bought this book for additional information on diseases. I find this book easier to read and better structured than the required text I have bought for my nursing classes. The pre and post chapter sections make this book easy to understand and complete!