Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 4

Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 4

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by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance
     
 

Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate

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Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge you need to move forward in your nursing education.


  • Consistent presentation helps you better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease.

  • More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases.

  • Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in great depth.

  • Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression.

  • Risk Factor boxes alert you to important safety considerations associated with specific diseases.

  • Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologic research, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, and more.

  • Quick Check boxes test your retention of important chapter concepts.

  • Did You Understand? sections provide fast, efficient review of chapter content.

  • Chapter outlines help you find specific information with ease.

  • Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is important and how it fits into a broader health care context.

  • Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easy reference.

  • Glossary of selected terms familiarizes you with the most difficult or important terminology.

  • Companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to animations, review questions, key terms matching exercises, and more.


  • NEW! Extensively updated content reflects the latest clinical findings and research across the full spectrum of pathophysiology.

  • NEW! Hundreds of new and enhanced full-color illustrations clarify anatomy and physiologic concepts.

  • NEW! 30 new animations on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding of complex processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323049900
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/31/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1216
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Pathophysiology
1Cellular Biology1
2Genes and Genetic Diseases37
3Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology65
4Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases105
5Immunity127
6Inflammation153
7Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immunodeficiencies181
8Stress and Disease221
9Biology of Cancer237
10Tumor Spread and Treatment269
11Cancer in Children287
12Structure and Function of the Neurologic System295
13Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function329
14Concepts of Neurologic Dysfunction355
15Alterations of Neurologic Function391
16Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children429
17Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation449
18Alterations of Hormonal Regulation473
19Structure and Function of the Hematologic System507
20Alterations of Hematologic Function537
21Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children537
22Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems597
23Alterations of Cardiovascular Function639
24Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children709
25Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System729
26Alterations of Pulmonary Function751
27Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children787
28Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems807
29Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function825
30Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children849
31Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems861
32Alterations of the Reproductive Systems: Including Sexually Transmitted Infections889
33Structure and Function of the Digestive System955
34Alterations of Diggestive Function981
35Alterations of Digestive Function in Children1027
36Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System1047
37Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function1071
38Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children1117
39Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument1133
40Aloterations of the Integument in Children1169
App: Most Common Laboratory Values1183

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