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  • 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


Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3687-4

  • 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


    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



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