Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 3

Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 3

by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance, Kathryn L. McCance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323023681

ISBN-13: 9780323023689

Pub. Date: 10/24/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This easy-to-read textbook provides you with the basic concepts of pathophysiology and the processes of specific diseases with the most accurate, up-to-date information on the treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease. Understanding Pathophysiology, 4th Edition offers complete coverage in clear and concise detail with extensive full-color illustrations

Overview

This easy-to-read textbook provides you with the basic concepts of pathophysiology and the processes of specific diseases with the most accurate, up-to-date information on the treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease. Understanding Pathophysiology, 4th Edition offers complete coverage in clear and concise detail with extensive full-color illustrations to make learning pathophysiology easy.

• Consistent presentation of each disease includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment to make remembering and learning information easier.
• Extensive collection of 900 photographs and illustrations vividly illustrate normal anatomy and physiology, cellular mechanisms, disease processes, and clinical manifestations of disease.
• UNIQUE! Health Alert boxes discuss a broad range of topics from new research, diagnostic studies, preventative care, and more.
• UNIQUE! Quick Check questions at the end of major sections promote critical thinking to help you apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
• UNIQUE! Risk Factor boxes illustrate the risk factors associated with specific diseases.
• Pediatric content presented in nine separate chapters provides thorough coverage of how various disease processes specifically affect children.
• Special headings highlight aging content within adult chapters to help you address the specialized needs of older patients.
• Did you Understand? end-of-chapter summaries help you review the major concepts presented in each chapter.
• Disease pathways throughout illustrate normal and compensatory physiology and pathophysiology.

• Includes extensively updated content based on the most current research available.
• Approximately 200 new full-color drawings, as well as hundreds of improved illustrations, clarify concepts to make content more easily understandable.
• Over 50 new Health Alert boxes present the most current research available.
• Electronic Resources listed at the beginning of each chapter direct you to additional materials on the companion CD and Evolve site.
• A glossary of over 850 terms helps you learn the often-difficult terminology related to pathophysiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323023689
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
1264
Product dimensions:
8.72(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.72(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology
Unit IThe Cell
1Cellular Biology1
2Genes and Genetic Diseases37
3Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology65
4Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases105
Unit IIMechanisms of Self-Defense
5Immunity127
6Inflammation153
7Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immunodeficiencies181
8Stress and Disease221
Unit IIICellular Proliferation: Cancer
9Biology of Cancer237
10Tumor Spread and Treatment269
11Cancer in Children287
Part 2Body Systems and Disease
Unit IVThe Neurologic System
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
Unit VThe Endocrine System
17Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation449
18Alterations of Hormonal Regulation473
Unit VIThe Hematologic System
19Structure and Function of the Hematologic System507
20Alterations of Hematologic Function537
21Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children579
Unit VIIThe Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
22Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems597
23Alterations of Cardiovascular Function639
24Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children709
Unit VIIIThe Pulmonary System
25Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System729
26Alterations of Pulmonary Function751
27Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children787
Unit IXThe Renal and Urologic Systems
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

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