Handbook of Pathophysiology
This text is designed to serve as a quick review source for students of nursing and other health related professions. Material is presented in outline format and is organized by body system. Topics covered include physiologic and pathophysiologic concepts, and diseases. Key illustrations highlight important information for enhanced understanding, and developmental considerations of children and adults are emphasized as appropriate.
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