Introduction to Pathophysiology for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals is the most comprehensive visual survey of pathophysiology affecting each body system. Using full colour illustrations, photographs and learning features, this book makes the potentially complex subject of pathophysiology interesting and accessible. Each chapter discusses the common pathologies for each body system, along with the prevalence of the disease in the UK. The text is aimed at students and healthcare professionals who are learning about applied pathophysiology and related pharmacology and is an ideal introduction to the subject, enabling care to be based on a sound foundation of what is going on in the body.
Part I Mechanisms of Disease 1 1. Introduction to Disease 2 2. Immunity and the Lymphatic System 10 3. Infectious Diseases 34 4. Cancer 56 5. Heredity and Disease 88 Part II Diseases of the Systems 109 6. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System 110 7. Diseases of the Blood 150 8. Diseases of the Respiratory System 170 9. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System 198 10. Diseases of the Urinary System 234 11. Diseases and Disorders of the Reproductive System 262 12. Diseases of the Endocrine System 302 13. Diseases of the Nervous System and the Special Senses 336 14. Mental Illness and Cognitive Disorders 388 15. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System 414 16. Diseases of the Integumentary System 438 Appendices A. Glossary A-1 B. Answers to Interactive Exercises A-21 C. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests A-35 Index I-1
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