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Pathophysiology : concepts of altered health states

Author: Carol Porth
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 7th edView all editions and formats
Publisher description: Provides students with a solid understanding of states of disease and health, and also discusses the body's adaptation to disease.

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Genre/Form: Books with CD-ROM
Nurses Instruction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Porth
ISBN: 0781749883 9780781749886 0781754968 9780781754965
OCLC Number: 54767750
Description: xxxiv, 1582 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: Minimum system requirements: IBM PC; CD-ROM drive; Windows.
Contents: Unit I. Concepts of health and disease. 1. Concepts of health and disease --
2. Concepts of altered health in children --
3. Concepts of altered health in older adults --
Unit II. Cell growth and function. 4. Cell and tissue characteristics --
5. Cellular adaptation, injury, and death --
6. Genetic control of cell function and inheritance --
7. Genetic and congenital disorders --
8. Neoplasia --
Unit III. Integrative body functions. 9. Stress and adaptation --
10. Alterations in temperature regulation --
11. Alterations in nutritional status --
12. Activity tolerance and fatigue --
13. Sleep and sleep disorders --
Unit IV. Hematopoietic function. 14. Hematopoietic system --
15. Disorders of hemostasis --
16. Red blood cell disorders --
17. Disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissues --
Unit V. Infection, inflammation, and immunity. 18. Mechanisms of infectious disease --
19. The immune response --
20. Inflammation and healing --
21. Alterations in the immune response --
22. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome --
Unit VI. Cardiovascular function. 23. Control of cardiovascular function --
24. Disorders of blood flow in the systemic circulation --
25. Disorders of blood pressure regulation --
26. Disorders of cardiac function --
27. Cardiac conduction and rhythm disorders --
28. Heart failure and circulatory shock --
Unit VII. Respiratory function. 29. Control of respiratory function. 30. Respiratory tract infections, neoplasms, and childhood disorders --
31. Disorders of ventilation and gas exchange --
Unit VIII. Renal function and fluids and electrolytes. 32. Control of renal function --
33. Disorders of fluid and electrolyte balance --
34. Disorders of acid-base balance --
35. Disorders of renal function --
36. Renal failure --
37. Disorders of urine elimination --
Unit IX. Gastrointestinal function. 38. Control of gastrointestinal function --
39. Disorders of gastrointestinal function --
40. Disorders of hepatobiliary and exocrine pancreas function --
Unit X. Endocrine function. 41. Mechanisms of endocrine control --
42. Disorders of endocrine control of growth and metabolism --
43. Diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome --
Unit XI. Genitourinary and reproductive function. 44. The male genitourinary system --
45. Disorders of the male genitourinary system --
46. The female reproductive system --
47. Disorders of the female reproductive system --
48. Sexually transmitted diseases --
Unit XII. Neural function. 49. Organization and control of neural function. 50. Somatosensory function, pain, and headache --
51. Disorders of motor function --
52. Disorders of brain function --
53. Disorders of thought, mood, and memory --
Unit XIII. Special sensory function. 54. Disorders of visual function --
55. Disorders of hearing and vestibular function --
Unit XIV. Musculoskeletal and integumentary function. 56. Structure and function of musculoskeletal system --
57. Disorders of skeletal function: trauma, infections, and neoplasms --
58. Disorders of skeletal function: developmental and metabolic disorders --
59. Disorders of skeletal function: rheumatic disorders --
60. Structure and function of the skin --
61. Alterations in skin function and integrity.
Responsibility: Carol Mattson Porth.
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Emphasizes on "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders. This book integrates the aspects of the human body into a total functional whole, and  Read more...


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