Summary: 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 forwar...show mored in your nursing education.
Consistent presentation helps you better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease.
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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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