Understanding Pathophysiology / Edition 4

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Overview

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.

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Roxanne Pickett Hauber
This book presents pathophysiology affecting bothadults and children, using a streamlined approach to address the keycontent regarding pathophysiology. The book was developed to offer asimplified, more elementary version of the authors' textPathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adultsand Children. The book is designed to highlight essentialpathophysiology content in a basic and easy-to-understandmanner. Although the authors only specify faculty and students, it ismy opinion that this book clearly targets baccalaureate undergraduatestudents. Of particular strength are the chapters in part 1 of thebook that help move the student into a more conceptual approach toaltered patterns in physiological function. In addition, the frequentuse of well-delineated diagrams facilitates a concise presentation ofmaterial. Last, the Did You Understand section at the end of eachchapter isolates crucial aspects of the chapter. This book is a moresimplified version of the authors' excellent text. It is an excellenttextbook for pathophysiology in baccalaureate nursing programs. Itsfrequent use of tables and diagrams makes for concise presentation,quick referencing, and excellent teaching aides. The Did You Knowsection at the end of each chapter cues the student to crucial pointsin the chapter. The content is written by individuals recognized asexperts in their areas. The book is addressing a need in the field fora more conceptual approach to pathophysiology at the undergraduatelevel.
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Reviewer: Roxanne Pickett Hauber, PhD, RN (Georgia State University School of Nursing)
Description: This book presents pathophysiology affecting both adults and children, using a streamlined approach to address the key content regarding pathophysiology.
Purpose: The book was developed to offer a simplified, more elementary version of the authors' text Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children. The book is designed to highlight essential pathophysiology content in a basic and easy-to-understand manner.
Audience: Although the authors only specify faculty and students, it is my opinion that this book clearly targets baccalaureate undergraduate students.
Features: Of particular strength are the chapters in part 1 of the book that help move the student into a more conceptual approach to altered patterns in physiological function. In addition, the frequent use of well-delineated diagrams facilitates a concise presentation of material. Last, the "Did You Understand" section at the end of each chapter isolates crucial aspects of the chapter.
Assessment: This book is a more simplified version of the authors' excellent text. It is an excellent textbook for pathophysiology in baccalaureate nursing programs. Its frequent use of tables and diagrams makes for concise presentation, quick referencing, and excellent teaching aides. The "Did You Know" section at the end of each chapter cues the student to crucial points in the chapter. The content is written by individuals recognized as experts in their areas. The book is addressing a need in the field for a more conceptual approach to pathophysiology at the undergraduate level.
From the Publisher

"It explains basic celluar biology, genetics and the immune response in health, before disucssing how these can be altered in disease..The text is well written and it is clear that the authors aim to make difficult concepts readily understandable. Extensive high-quality artwork complements he text and the images illstrating disease descriptions help the reader to visualise the information...there is excellent information on 'lifespan alterations', with a particular focus on paediatrics and ageing.The extensive online materials on the associated Evolve website look fantastic, with useful review questions, animations, critical thinking questions and weblinks. Overall, this an exceptional resource that I would recommend highly to all those with an interest in pathophysiology."

Nursing Standard, August 2012


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323049900
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1216
  • Sales rank: 359,490
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Pathophysiology
1 Cellular Biology 1
2 Genes and Genetic Diseases 37
3 Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology 65
4 Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases 105
5 Immunity 127
6 Inflammation 153
7 Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immunodeficiencies 181
8 Stress and Disease 221
9 Biology of Cancer 237
10 Tumor Spread and Treatment 269
11 Cancer in Children 287
12 Structure and Function of the Neurologic System 295
13 Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function 329
14 Concepts of Neurologic Dysfunction 355
15 Alterations of Neurologic Function 391
16 Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children 429
17 Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation 449
18 Alterations of Hormonal Regulation 473
19 Structure and Function of the Hematologic System 507
20 Alterations of Hematologic Function 537
21 Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children 537
22 Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems 597
23 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function 639
24 Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children 709
25 Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System 729
26 Alterations of Pulmonary Function 751
27 Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children 787
28 Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems 807
29 Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function 825
30 Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children 849
31 Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems 861
32 Alterations of the Reproductive Systems: Including Sexually Transmitted Infections 889
33 Structure and Function of the Digestive System 955
34 Alterations of Diggestive Function 981
35 Alterations of Digestive Function in Children 1027
36 Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System 1047
37 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function 1071
38 Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children 1117
39 Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument 1133
40 Aloterations of the Integument in Children 1169
App: Most Common Laboratory Values 1183
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