The Nature of Disease: Pathology for the Health Professions

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 739 pages

Geared to allied health students and written in an engaging narrative style, this pathology text is an easy-to-read primer on the etiology and pathogenesis of human disease. This unique book provides a basic understanding of pathology without microscopic pathology and molecular biology details that health professions students do not need. Each chapter reviews normal anatomy and physiology, explains the development of common diseases, lists the major determinants of disease, presents clinical case studies, and includes end-of-chapter problem-solving questions.

A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations and a 250-question quiz. Faculty resources include a 2,000-question test bank and PowerPoint slides with lecture notes.

 

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i love this book so much.It is not like other detailed texbooks of pathology.It is written in an informal style, which makes reading very enjoyable. u will not get tired of reading a chapter in this book..

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Good book...I especially liked the Chronic Inflammation and Wound Healing chapters.

Contents

GENERAL PATHOLOGY 1 The Nature of Disease How to Think about Illness
2
Case Study 11 A Diagnosis Missed and a Diagnosis Made
11
Cell Injury Adaptation and Death
14
Cell Injury Adaptation and Death
19
Biologic Aging
24
Case Study 21 This Heartburn is Killing
31
The Reaction to Injury
34
Molecular Mediators of Inflammation
40
PART2 DISEASES OF ORGAN SYSTEMS
233
Diseases of Blood Cells and Blood Coagulation
234
Injury 250
250
Case Study 111 Im Tired and Short of Breath All the Time
266
Diseases of Blood Vessels
270
Nomenclature of Blood Vessel Disease 277
277
Diseases of the Heart
292
Congestive Heart Failure
298

Recovery from Injury
51
Recovery from Injury
53
Abnormal Wound Healing
61
Case Study 41 Youd Think Id Know Better
62
Disorders of Fluid Balance and Blood Flow
65
Edema
72
Blood Flow Obstruction
80
Case Study 51 Shes Gone
83
Neoplasms
86
The Structure of Neoplasms
92
The Immune Defense Against Neoplasia
99
Case Study 61 I Have a Chest Cold That Wont Go Away
106
Developmental Genetic and Pediatric Disease
110
Genetic DiSOrders
116
Cytogenetic Diseases
125
Pediatric Diseases
132
Case Study 71 I Thought it Would Go Away
140
Diseases of the Immune System
144
Classification of Immune Disease
153
Hypersensitivity Disease
159
Immunity in Blood Transfusion
165
Malignancies of Immune Cells
172
Case Study 81 Im Afraid I Have AIDS
173
Infectious Disease
176
Infectious Diseases
179
Infection
182
Infections by Clostridium Organisms and Other Necrotizing
193
Signs and Symptoms of Infection
199
Disorders of Daily Life and Diet
205
Disorders of Daily Life and Diet
207
Schemic Heart Disease Coronary Artery Disease 302
302
Hypertensive Heart Disease 309
309
Congenital Heart Disease 315
315
Diseases of the Respiratory System
324
Diseases of the Upper Respiratory Tract
330
Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract
354
Intestinal Obstruction and Ileus
361
Diseases of the Stomach 367
367
Peritonitis
379
Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Tract
389
Cirrhosis
397
Diseases of the Pancreas
422
Diseases of Endocrine Glands
448
Diseases of the Kidney
479
Diseases of the Lower Urinary Tract and Male Genitalia
509
Diseases of the Female Genital Tract and Breast
536
Menopause
543
Diseases of Bones Joints and Skeletal Muscle
581
Diseases of the Nervous System 61 2
612
Congenital and Perinatal Disease 624
624
Schemia and Infarction
630
Degenerative Diseases
637
Diseases of the Skin
648
The Skin in Systemic Disease 654
654
Diseases of the Eye and Ear
677
Glossary
704
Index of Case Studies
723
Index
725
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