Pathophysiology for the Health Professions - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card)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.
Book, 800 Pages
Published: April 2010
- Section I: Basic Concepts of Disease Processes1. Introduction to Pathophysiology2. Inflammation and Healing3. Immunity and Abnormal Responses4. Infection5. Neoplasms6. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base ImbalancesSection II: The Effects of Altered Status/Growth and Development on Disease Processes7. Congenital and Genetic Disorders8. Diseases Associated with Adolescence9. Potential Complications of Pregnancy10. Aging and Disease Processes11. Effects of Immobility12. The Influence of Stress13. Pain14. Substance Abuse15. Environmental Hazards16. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Selected TherapiesSection III: Pathophysiology of the Systems17. Blood and Lymphatic Disorders18. Cardiovascular Disorders19. Respiratory Disorders20. Digestive System Disorders21. Urinary System Disorders22. Acute Neurologic Disorders23. Chronic Neurologic Disorders24. Disorders of the Eye and Ear25. Endocrine Disorders26. Musculoskeletal Disorders27. Skin Disorders28. Reproductive System DisordersAppendicesReady Reference 1 Body Planes, Cavities, and Compartments Ready Reference 2 Anatomic TermsReady Reference 3 Conversion TablesReady Reference 4 Common Abbreviations and AcronymsReady Reference 5 Common Diagnostic Studies and TestsReady Reference 6 Example of a Medical History Ready Reference 7 Disease Index Ready Reference 8 Drug Index Ready Reference 9 Additional ResourcesGlossary