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By

  • Barbara Gould, MEd, Professor Emerita, School of Health Sciences, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Ruthanna Dyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This is a Pageburst digital textbook; A concise, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals, Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 4th Edition helps you learn to identify disease processes and disorders. Authors Barbara Gould and Ruthanna Dyer continue the tradition of a text known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, updated with the latest research and clinical advances. Unique Challenge, Think About, and Emergency Treatment features help in applying the material to real-life situations. No matter which area in the healthcare field you may enter, this book provides essential preparation for conditions encountered in clinical practice.
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  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3687-4
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Contents

Section I: Basic Concepts of Disease Processes

1. Introduction to Pathophysiology

2. Inflammation and Healing

3. Immunity and Abnormal Responses

4. Infection

5. Neoplasms

6. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances

Section II: The Effects of Altered Status/Growth and Development on Disease Processes

7. Congenital and Genetic Disorders

8. Diseases Associated with Adolescence

9. Potential Complications of Pregnancy

10. Aging and Disease Processes

11. Effects of Immobility

12. The Influence of Stress

13. Pain

14. Substance Abuse

15. Environmental Hazards

16. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Selected Therapies

Section III: Pathophysiology of the Systems

17. Blood and Lymphatic Disorders

18. Cardiovascular Disorders

19. Respiratory Disorders

20. Digestive System Disorders

21. Urinary System Disorders

22. Acute Neurologic Disorders

23. Chronic Neurologic Disorders

24. Disorders of the Eye and Ear

25. Endocrine Disorders

26. Musculoskeletal Disorders

27. Skin Disorders

28. Reproductive System Disorders

Appendices

Ready Reference 1 Body Planes, Cavities, and Compartments

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