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Understanding Pathophysiology

Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge you need to move forward in your nursing education.

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Published: November 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10023-6


  • Introduction to Pathophysiology




    Unit 1: The Cell

    1. Cellular Biology

    2. Genes and Genetic Diseases

    3. Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology

    4. Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases


    Unit 2: Mechanisms of Self-Defense

    5. Innate and Adaptive Immunity

    6. Hypersensitivities and Immune Deficiencies

    7. Infection

    8. Stress and Disease


    Unit 3: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

    9. Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer

    10. Cancer Epidemiology

    11. Cancer in Children




    Unit 4: The Neurologic System

    12. Structure and Function of the Neurologic System

    13. Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function

    14. Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function

    15. Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction

    16. Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children


    Unit 5: The Endocrine System

    17. Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation

    18. Alterations of Hormonal Regulation


    Unit 6: The Hematologic System

    19. Structure and Function of the Hematologic System

    20. Alterations of Hematologic Function

    21. Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children


    Unit 7: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    22. Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    23. Alterations of Cardiovascular Function

    24. Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children


    Unit 8: The Pulmonary System

    25. Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System

    26. Alterations of Pulmonary

    27. Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children


    Unit 9: The Renal and Urologic Systems

    28. Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems

    29. Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function

    30. Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children


    Unit 10: The Reproductive Systems

    31. Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems

    32. Alterations of the Reproductive Systems Including Sexually Transmitted Infections


    Unit 11: The Digestive System

    33. Structure and Function of the Digestive System

    34. Alterations of Digestive Function

    35. Alterations of Digestive Function in Children


    Unit 12: The Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems

    36. Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

    37. Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function

    38. Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children

    39. Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument

    40. Alterations of the Integument in Children



    Appendix: Common Laboratory Values


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