Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1993 - 1270 pages
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 both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes three-dimensional animations of pathophysiology.
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Alterations in Cell Function and Growth
Developmental Aspects of Altered Health
Alterations in Body Defenses
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4th Edition acid action potential activity acute airway antigen artery autonomic nervous system bladder blood flow blood pressure blood vessels body bone brain cancer cardiac output cause chapter is organized circulation clotting congenital disorders coronary cortex decreased diabetes diabetes mellitus diastolic disease disorders drug dyspnea edema factors fever fluid focuses on alterations gastrointestinal gastrointestinal tract glands Glossary terms glucose heart failure heart rate hormone hypertension hypoglycemia hypothermia immune impaired includes a discussion increased infant infections inflammatory injury innervation kidney lesions levels liver loss lung mechanisms membrane metabolic motoneuron movement nerve neurons normal obstruction occurs Overhead transparencies Figure oxygen pain Pathophysiology pathways platelet Porth protein pulmonary receptors red blood cells renal respiratory response serum skin spinal cord strategies Glossary terms strategies Overhead transparencies sympathetic nervous system symptoms syndrome synthesis systolic Teaching strategies Glossary Teaching strategies Overhead temperature tissue urine vascular veins venous ventricular vitamin volume