Biology of Disease

Biology of Disease

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By (author) Maureen M. Dawson, By (author) Ed Wood, By (author) Chris R. Smith, By (author) Nessar Ahmed

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  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 214mm x 274mm x 28mm | 1,642g
  • Publication date: 13 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Cheltenham
  • ISBN 10: 0748772103
  • ISBN 13: 9780748772100
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 307,783

Product description

Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.

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Author information

Nessar Ahmed, Maureen Dawson, and Chris Smith all teach the biomedical science course at Manchester Metropolitan University. The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science and the Health Professions Council. Ed Wood has many years teaching experience in the biological sciences at the University of Leeds

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"When you first pick up this book and peruse the pages it is immediately encouraging. The presentation and production values are very good, the diagrams and photographs look professional and it is a substantial volume, all of which suggests a worthwhile textbook." "I would have welcomed this book when I started out in the laboratory, as the books at that time were less welcoming and somewhat drier to read. I recommend this book to students and tutors as a text for any course on the biology of disease." British Journal of Biomedical Science, Volume 64, Number 1, 2007 "Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to the subject of pathology, disease and laboratory diagnostics, which would be ideal for undergraduate students on biomedical science and related degrees." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2007 "...an excellent introduction to the subject of pathology, disease and laboratory diagnostics, which would be ideal for undergraduate students on biomedical science and related degrees." Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

Table of contents

1. The Nature and Investigation of Diseases 2. Pathogens and Virulence 3. Infectious Diseases and Treatments 4. The Immune System 5. Disorders of the Immune System 6. Transfusion and Transplantation 7. Disorders of the Endocrine System 8. Disorders of Water, Electrolytes and Urate Balances 9. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance 10. Diet and Disease 11. Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, Liver and Gall Bladder 12. Toxicology 13. Disorders of the Blood 14. Disease of the Cardiovascular System 15. Genetic Diseases 16. Membrane, Organelle and Cytoskeletal Disorders 17. Cancer 18. Ageing & Disease. Case Study Discussions Answers to Questions