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Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 5th Edition helps you learn essential concepts of major diseases/disorders and disease processes. Continuing in its well-known tradition of readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, the text is updated with the latest research and trends in human disease. Disorders are described by body system, with coverage of the interactions between systems, and special features help you apply the material to real-life situations. No matter which healthcare field you may enter, Gould’s Pathophysiology prepares you for the conditions encountered in clinical practice.

"Gould’s Pathophysiology for the Health Professions can easily be incorporated into a course as a prescribed book to students in the health care professions." Reviewer: Dr Benita Olivier, University of the Witwatersrand, Date: Oct 14

Paperback, 720 Pages

Published: December 2013

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-5411-3

Contents

  • Section I: Pathophysiology: Background and Overview
    1. Introduction to Pathophysiology
    2. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
    3. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Other Common Therapies
    4. Pain
    Section II: Defense/Protective Mechanisms  NEW!
    5. Inflammation and Healing
    6. Infection
    7. Immunity
    Section III: Pathophysiology of Body Systems
    8. Skin Disorders
    9. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    10. Blood and the Circulatory System
    11. Lymphatic System Disorders
    12. Cardiovascular System Disorders
    13. Respiratory System Disorders
    14. Neurological Disorders
    15. Eyes, Ears and Other Sensory Organs
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    17. Digestive System Disorders
    18. Urinary System Disorders
    19. Reproductive System Disorders
    20. Neoplasms and Cancer
    Section IV: Factors Contributing to Pathophysiology
    21. Congenital and Genetic Disorders
    22. Complications Due to Pregnancy
    23. Complications Due to Adolescence
    24. Complications Due to Aging
    Section V: Environmental Factors and Pathophysiology
    25. Immobility and Associated Problems
    26. Stress and Associated Problems
    27. Substance Abuse and Associated Problems
    28. Environmental Hazards and Associated Problems
    Appendixes: Ready References
    Ready Reference 1: Body Planes, Cavities, Regions, Fluid Compartments, and Body Movements
    Ready Reference 2: Anatomic Terms
    Ready Reference 3: Conversion Tables
    Ready Reference 4: Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
    Ready Reference 5: Common Diagnostic Studies and Tests
    Ready Reference 6: Example of a Medical History
    Ready Reference 7: Disease Index
    Ready Reference 8: Drug Index
    Ready Reference 9: Additional Resources
    Glossary

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