Quick Look Nursing: Pathophysiology, Second Edition is designed to assist nursing students and practicing nurses with basic pathophysiology of common adult health problems likely to be encountered in either the inpatient or outpatient setting. Organized by a body system approach, each section begins with a brief review of anatomy and physiology and includes a listing of diagnostic measures pertinent to that system.
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