Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 10, 2018 - Medical - 1720 pages
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Learn the what, how, and why of pathophysiology! With easy-to-read, in-depth descriptions of disease, disease etiology, and disease processes, Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children, 8th Edition helps you understand the most important and most complex pathophysiology concepts. This updated text includes more than 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs to make it easier to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function. This edition includes a NEW chapter on obesity and nutritional disorders, along with expanded coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics. It’s the most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text available!

  • The most comprehensive and authoritative pathophysiology text on the market provides unparalleled coverage of Pathophysiology content.
  • Over 1,300 full-color illustrations and photographs depict the clinical manifestations of disease and disease processes — more than in any other pathophysiology text.
  • Consistent presentation of diseases includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.
  • Lifespan content includes ten separate pediatric chapters and special sections with aging and pediatrics content.
  • Outstanding authors Kathryn McCance and Sue Huether have extensive backgrounds as researchers and instructors, and utilize expert contributors, consultants, and reviewers in developing this edition.
  • Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders make it easy for you to follow the sequential progression of disease processes.
  • Additional What’s New boxes highlight the most current research and clinical development.
  • Nutrition and Disease boxes explain the link between concepts of health promotion and disease.
  • Chapter summary reviews provide concise synopses of the main points of each chapter.
  • NEW! Chapter on obesity and nutritional disorders thoroughly covers these growing global concerns.
  • NEW! Added coverage of rare diseases and epigenetics further explore genetic disease traits.
  • NEW! Over 50 new or heavily revised illustrations visually highlight pathophysiology concepts.
  • NEW! More than 30 new 3D animations on Evolve bring difficult concepts to life for a new perspective on disease processes.
 

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Contents

Organs and Systems
433
Glossary
1599
Index
1620
Endsheet 67
1691
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Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD

Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD

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