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This pathophysiology handbook is ideally suited for easy reference in the classroom or clinical environment. The book presents a summary of physiology concepts for each body system, followed by an overview of important pathophysiology concepts related to 'alterations' in that body system. These pathophysiology concepts provide the necessary foundation for understanding the disease or injury states that are presented next in the chapter.
UNIT I Fundamental Mechanisms of Health and Disease Chapter 1 Cell Structure and Function Chapter 2 Genetics Chapter 3 Cancer UNIT II Effective and Ineffective Health Protection Chapter 4 The Immune System Chapter 5 The Integument Chapter 6 Homeostasis and the Stress Response Chapter 7 Neuroendocrine-Immune Interaction UNIT III Integrated Control and Dysfunction Chapter 8 The Nervous System Chapter 9 The Endocrine System Chapter 10 The Musculoskeletal System Chapter 11 The Senses UNIT IV Oxygen Balance and Deficiencies Chapter 12 The Hematologic System Chapter 13 The Cardiovascular system Chapter 14 The Respiratory System UNIT V Nutrition, Elimination, and Reproductive Function and Dysfunction Chapter 15 The Gastrointestinal System Chapter 16 The Pancreas and Diabetes Mellitus Chapter 17 The Liver Chapter 18 The Genitourinary System Chapter 19 Fluid and Electrolyte and Acid-Base Balance Chapter 20 The Reproductive System Index Pathophysiology in Color