Pathophysiology: An Essential Text for the Allied Health Professions
Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005 - Medical - 470 pages
This book addresses key topics essential to pathophysiology, written especially for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other rehabilitation professionals. Each chapter provides fundamental descriptions of diseases followed by current knowledge on the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for disease processes. Coverage focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient care in the clinical environment, with specific chapters on muscle, nerve, and the pathophysiological effects of movement, immobility, and aging.
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An Introduction to Disease Processes
Altered Mobility and Immobility 109
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