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Summary: This is the Seventh Edition of the comprehensive and well-respected text and reference of pathophysiology. As a nurse-physiologist, Carol Porth uniquely emphasizes concepts of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders. By taking this physiologic approach, the author ensures a comprehension of the whole of body function. By integrating all of the aspects of the human body into a total functional whole, the student can grasp bo ...show moreth the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 7TH 05
|Concepts of health and disease||p. 3|
|Concepts of altered health in children||p. 23|
|Concepts of altered health in older adults||p. 47|
|Cell and tissue characteristics||p. 69|
|Cellular adaptation, injury, and death||p. 103|
|Genetic control of cell function and inheritance||p. 119|
|Genetic and congenital disorders||p. 135|
|Stress and adaptation||p. 187|
|Alterations in temperature regulation||p. 201|
|Alterations in nutritional status||p. 217|
|Activity tolerance and fatigue||p. 239|
|Sleep and sleep disorders||p. 259|
|Haematopoietic system||p. 279|
|Disorders of haemostasis||p. 287|
|Red blood cell disorders||p. 299|
|Disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissues||p. 321|
|Mechanisms of infectious disease||p. 341|
|The immune response||p. 365|
|Inflammation and healing||p. 387|
|Alterations in the immune response||p. 403|
|Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome||p. 427|
|Control of cardiovascular function||p. 449|
|Disorders of blood flow in the systemic circulation||p. 475|
|Disorders of blood pressure regulation||p. 505|
|Disorders of cardiac function||p. 535|
|Cardiac conduction and rhythm disorders||p. 581|
|Heart failure and circulatory shock||p. 603|
|Control of respiratory function||p. 633|
|Respiratory tract infections, neoplasms, and childhood disorders||p. 659|
|Disorders of ventilation and gas exchange||p. 689|
|Control of renal function||p. 727|
|Disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance||p. 745|
|Disorders of acid-base balance||p. 789|
|Disorders of renal function||p. 809|
|Renal failure||p. 833|
|Disorders of urine elimination||p. 851|
|Control of gastrointestinal function||p. 871|
|Disorders of gastrointestinal function||p. 885|
|Disorders of hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreas function||p. 917|
|Mechanisms of endocrine control||p. 951|
|Disorders of endocrine control of growth and metabolism||p. 961|
|Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome||p. 987|
|The male genitourinary system||p. 1019|
|Disorders of the male genitourinary system||p. 1031|
|The female reproductive system||p. 1051|
|Disorders of the female reproductive system||p. 1065|
|Sexually transmitted diseases||p. 1099|
|Organization and control of neural function||p. 1113|
|Somatosensory function, pain, and headache||p. 1159|
|Disorders of motor function||p. 1193|
|Disorders of brain function||p. 1227|
|Disorders of thought, mood, and memory||p. 1265|
|Disorders of visual function||p. 1291|
|Disorders of hearing and vestibular function||p. 1329|
|Structure and function of the musculoskeletal system||p. 1357|
|Disorders of skeletal function : trauma, infections, and neoplasms||p. 1367|
|Disorders of skeletal function : developmental and metabolic disorders||p. 1393|
|Disorders of skeletal function : rheumatic disorders||p. 1417|
|Structure and function of the skin||p. 1441|
|Alterations in skin function and integrity||p. 1449|
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