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Essentials of pathophysiology : concepts of altered health states

Author: Carol Porth
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Designed to present students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, this third edition text is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. The third edition continues to build on the extremely successful art program and the 'Understanding' feature and has an even more robust electronic support ancillary program to make both faculty and student learning easier and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nurses Instruction
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Porth
ISBN: 9781582557243 1582557241 9781451103182 1451103182 9780781777797 0781777798
OCLC Number: 645702142
Notes: Abridgement of: Pathophysiology / Carol Mattson Porth. 8th ed. c2009.
Description: xxiv, 1256 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 DVD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. Cell and tissue function : --
Cell structure and function --
Cellular responses to stress, injury, and aging --
Inflammation, the inflammatory response, and fever --
Cell proliferation and tissue regeneration and repair --
Genetic control of cell function and inheritance --
Genetic and congenital disorders --
Neoplasia. 2. Integrative body functions : --
Disorders of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base balance --
Stress and adaptation --
Disorders of nutritional status. 3. Hematopoietic function : --
Disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissues --
Disorders of hemostasis --
Disorders of red blood cells. 4. Infection and immunity : --
Mechanisms of infectious disease --
Innate and adaptive immunity --
Disorders of the immune response. 5. Circulatory function : --
Control of cardiovascular function --
Disorders of blood flow and blood pressure --
Disorders of cardiac function --
Heart failure and circulatory shock. 6. Respiratory function : --
Control of respiratory function --
Respiratory tract infections, neoplasms, and childhood disorders --
Disorders of ventilation and gas exchange. 7. Kidney and urinary tract function : --
Structure and function of the kidney --
Disorders of reneal function --
Acute renal failure and chronic kidney disease --
Disorders of the bladder and lower urinary tract. 8. Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary function : --
Structure and function of the gastrointestinal system --
Disorders of gastrointestinal function --
Disorders of hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreas function. 9. Endocrine system : --
Mechanisms of endocrine control --
Disorders of endocrine control of growth and metabolism --
Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome. 10. Nervous system : --
Organization and control of neural function --
Somatosensory function, pain, and headache --
Disorders of neuromuscular function --
Disorders of brain function --
Disorders of special sensory function: vision, hearing, and vestibular function. 11. Genitourinary and reproduction function : --
Disorders of the male genitourinary system --
Disorders of the female genitourinary system --
Sexually transmitted infections. 12. Musculoskeletal function : --
Structure and function of the skeletal system --
Disorders of the skeletal system: trauma, infections, neoplasms, and childhood disorders --
Disorders of the skeletal system: metabolic and rheumatic disorders. 13. Integumentary function : --
Structure and function of the skin --
Disorders of the skin integrity and function.
Other Titles: Pathophysiology
Responsibility: Carol Mattson Porth ; consultants, Kathryn J. Gaspard, Kim A. Noble.

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