Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions

7th Edition - January 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Karin VanMeter, Robert Hubert
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323792882
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323829809

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Master the fundamentals of pathophysiology with this concise, easy-to-understand text! Gould's Pathophysiology for the Health Professions, 7th Edition helps you learn basic concepts of disorders and disease processes. Known for its readability and vivid, full-color illustrations, this text describes disorders by body system and includes case studies applying the material to real-life situations. This edition is updated with the latest research and the newest methods of diagnostic testing and treatment. No matter which healthcare field students may enter, this book provides solid preparation for the conditions commonly encountered in clinical practice.

Key Features

  • UNIQUE! Apply Your Knowledge questions ask you to use what you’ve learned to predict What can go wrong with this structure or system?, transitioning you from the body’s normal anatomy and physiology into its pathophysiology.
  • UNIQUE! Think About questions relate to the text’s facts, potential applications, or the integration of concepts, alerting you to important points and helping with self-evaluation, test preparation, and review.
  • Case studies provide realistic, clinical applications of the book’s concepts.
  • Format for discussions of individual disorders follows a "building block" approach, making understanding easier with 1) background, 2) pathophysiology, 3) etiology, 4) signs and symptoms, 5) diagnostic tests, 6) complications, and 7) treatment.
  • Concise and readable approach presents the content in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the reader and yet familiarizes you with necessary scientific and medical terminology.
  • Hundreds of illustrations clarify and reinforce pathophysiology concepts with photographs, flow charts, and schematic diagrams.

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Pathophysiology: Background and Overview
    1. Introduction to Pathophysiology
    2. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Imbalances
    3. Introduction to Basic Pharmacology and Other Common Therapies
    4. Pain

    Section II: Defense/Protective
    5. Inflammation and Healing
    6. Infection
    7. Immunity

    Section III: Pathophysiology of Body Systems
    8. Skin Disorders
    9. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    10. Blood and the Circulatory System 
    11. Lymphatic System Disorders
    12. Cardiovascular System Disorders
    13. Respiratory System Disorders
    14. Neurological Disorders
    15. Eyes, Ears and Other Sensory Organs
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    17. Digestive System Disorders
    18. Urinary System Disorders 
    19. Reproductive System Disorders
    20. Neoplasms and Cancer

    Section IV: Factors Contributing to Pathophysiology
    21. Congenital and Genetic Disorders 
    22. Complications Due to Pregnancy
    23. Complications Due to Adolescence
    24. Complications Due to Aging

    Section V: Environmental Factors and Pathophysiology
    25. Immobility and Associated Problems
    26. Stress and Associated Problems
    27. Substance Abuse and Associated Problems
    28. Environmental Hazards and Associated Problems

    Appendixes: Ready References 
    Ready Reference 1: Body Planes, Cavities, Regions, Fluid Compartments, and Body Movements
    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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders 2022
  • Published: January 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323792882
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323829809

About the Authors

Karin VanMeter

Karin C. VanMeter, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa

Robert Hubert

Robert J. Hubert, BS is a laboratory coordinator at Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Coordinator, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.

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