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An Essential Text for the Allied Health Professions

This book addresses key topics essential to pathophysiology, written especially for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other rehabilitation professionals. Each chapter provides fundamental descriptions of diseases followed by current knowledge on the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for disease processes. Coverage focuses on the knowledge and skills required for successful patient care in the clinical environment, with specific chapters on muscle, nerve, and the pathophysiological effects of movement, immobility, and aging.

Paperback, 452 Pages

Published: August 2005

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5234-6


  • Section 1: An Introduction to Disease Processes
    Chapter 1: Inflammation, Wounds and Wound Healing
    Chapter 2: The Immune System
    Chapter 3
    Part 1: Malignant Neoplasms
    Part 2: Radiation Injury to Normal Tissues
    Chapter 4: Endocrinology

    Section 2: Altered Mobility and Immobility
    Chapter 5: Muscle and Connective Tissue – Key Concepts for Rehabilitation
    Chapter 6: Muscle Disorders
    Chapter 7: Bone and Joint Disorders
    Chapter 8: Movement and Immobility
    Chapter 9: Altered Exercise Tolerance
    Part 1: Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
    Part 2: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Section 3: Pregnancy
    Chapter 10: Physiology of Pregnancy

    Section 4: Disorders of the Systems
    Chapter 11: The Nervous System
    Part 1: The Pathophysiology of Pain
    Part 2: The Central Nervous System
    Part 3: The Peripheral Nervous System
    Part 4: Nervous System Reorganization Following Injury
    Chapter 12: The Circulatory System
    Part 1: Cardiovascular Disorders
    Part 2: Blood and Haemodynamic Disorders
    Chapter 13: The Respiratory System
    Chapter 14: The Urinary System
    Part 1: The Renal System
    Part 2: The Overactive Bladder

    Section 5: Pharmacology
    Chapter 15: Normal Drug Action
    Chapter 16: Substance Abuse
    Part 1: Drug Toxicity and Overdose
    Part 2: Drug Abuse and Dependence


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