Pathophysiology - 6th Edition

Pathophysiology

6th Edition

The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children

Authors: Kathryn McCance Sue Huether
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents

Introduction to Pathophysiology

PART ONE: CENTRAL CONCEPTS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: CELLS AND TISSUES

Unit I: The Cell

  1. Cellular Biology
  2. Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology
  3. The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases
  4. Unit II: Genes and Gene-Environment Interaction

  5. Genes and Genetic Diseases
  6. Genes, Environment, Life-style, and Common Diseases
  7. Unit III: Mechanisms of Self-Defense

  8. Innate Immunity: Inflammation
  9. Adaptive Immunity
  10. Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation
  11. Infection
  12. Stress and Disease
  13. Unit IV: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

  14. Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer
  15. Cancer Epidemiology
  16. Cancer in Children
  17. PART TWO: PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC ALTERATIONS: ORGANS AND SYSTEMS

    Unit V: The Neurologic System

  18. Structure and Function of the Neurologic System
  19. Pain, Temperature Regulation, Sleep, and Sensory Function
  20. Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function
  21. Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction
  22. Neurobiology of Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders
  23. Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children
  24. Unit VI: The Endocrine System

  25. Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation
  26. Alterations of Hormonal Regulation

Description

Well-known for its authoritative and comprehensive coverage, complete treatment of pediatric pathophysiology, and the most extensive illustration program in its field, this textbook features expert content on everything from the general principles of pathophysiology to detailed discussions of genetics and specific diseases. Chapters on alteration present the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment of each disease to help you learn to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function in adults and in children.

Key Features

  • Unparalleled coverage of disease processes makes this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.
  • The largest full-color art program in the field illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes
  • Consistent presentations of each disease with pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment help you find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • Ten separate pediatric chapters cover the pathophysiologic effects on children.
  • Aging content is highlighted throughout the text.
  • An Introduction to Pathophysiology section at the beginning of the text provides a solid start to the basics of the study of disease.
  • Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders illustrate the disease process in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Nutrition and Disease boxes present evidence-based information on the relationship between health promotion through diet and disease.

Details

Language:
English
Imprint:
Mosby
eBook ISBN:
9780323065825
eBook ISBN:
9780323137041
eBook ISBN:
9780323316071

About the Authors

Kathryn McCance Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Sue Huether Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT