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Introductory Pathophysiology for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals


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Table of Contents

Part I Mechanisms of Disease 1
1. Introduction to Disease 2
2. Immunity and the Lymphatic System 10
3. Infectious Diseases 34
4. Cancer 56
5. Heredity and Disease 88
Part II Diseases of the Systems 109
6. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System 110
7. Diseases of the Blood 150
8. Diseases of the Respiratory System 170
9. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System 198
10. Diseases of the Urinary System 234
11. Diseases and Disorders of the Reproductive System 262
12. Diseases of the Endocrine System 302
13. Diseases of the Nervous System and the Special Senses 336
14. Mental Illness and Cognitive Disorders 388
15. Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System 414
16. Diseases of the Integumentary System 438
A. Glossary A-1
B. Answers to Interactive Exercises A-21
C. Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests A-35
Index I-1

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A comprehensive overview of diseases by body system for students of nursing.


"In clear, concise language this book truly does explain complex concepts about the pathology of common disorders. As an introductory textbook it offers the student ample background information aided by clutter-free illustrations and photographs that help to visualise and conceptualise the topic... The text is structurally sound and the informative, easy-to-follow layout enhances its overall suitability for nursing students with little or no knowledge of pathophysiology... It is an excellent book for those being introduced to the subject."- Reviewed by Times Higher Education

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