Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Paperback Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

By (author) Barbara E. Gould, By (author) Ruthanna Dyer

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Paperback | 736 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 28mm | 1,610g
  • Publication date: 28 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1437709656
  • ISBN 13: 9781437709650
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 68,885

Product description

A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, "Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition" helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice.

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Table of contents

Section I: Basic Concepts of Disease Processes 1. Introduction to Pathophysiology 2. Inflammation and Healing 3. Immunity and Abnormal Responses 4. Infection 5. Neoplasms 6. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances Section II: The Effects of Altered Status/Growth and Development on Disease Processes 7. Congenital and Genetic Disorders 8. Diseases Associated with Adolescence 9. Potential Complications of Pregnancy 10. Aging and Disease Processes 11. Effects of Immobility 12. The Influence of Stress 13. Pain 14. Substance Abuse 15. Environmental Hazards 16. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Selected Therapies Section III: Pathophysiology of the Systems 17. Blood and Lymphatic Disorders 18. Cardiovascular Disorders 19. Respiratory Disorders 20. Digestive System Disorders 21. Urinary System Disorders 22. Acute Neurologic Disorders 23. Chronic Neurologic Disorders 24. Disorders of the Eye and Ear 25. Endocrine Disorders 26. Musculoskeletal Disorders 27. Skin Disorders 28. Reproductive System Disorders Appendices Ready Reference 1 Body Planes, Cavities, and Compartments Ready Reference 2 Anatomic Terms Ready Reference 3 Conversion Tables Ready Reference 4 Common Abbreviations and Acronyms Ready Reference 5 Common Diagnostic Studies and Tests Ready Reference 6 Example of a Medical History Ready Reference 7 Disease Index Ready Reference 8 Drug Index Ready Reference 9 Additional Resources Glossary