Summary: This comprehensive, concise, carry-along reference addresses the development and progression of disease and describes how more than 450 diseases affect the human body. The book explains the how and why behind each disease process, the signs and symptoms, and the most useful diagnostic tests and interventions.
This thoroughly updated Second Edition includes new entries on genetic disorders, stress-related diseases, emerging infections such as SARS, and disea ...show moreses of bioterrorism. This edition also provides more illustrations, twice as many full-color images, and selected references, including Websites. An expanded Table of Contents and indexing by body system help readers quickly locate a disease. ...show less
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