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Study Guide for Pathophysiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition
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Study Guide for Pathophysiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 6th Edition

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The perfect companion to McCance’s Pathophysiology, Sixth Edition, this valuable study guide helps you master textbook content. This study guide is full of helpful study tools and in-depth reviews.

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Introduction to Pathophysiology

PART ONE: CENTRAL CONCEPTS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: CELLS AND TISSUES

Unit I: The Cell

    • Cellular Biology

    • Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology

    • The Cellular Environment: Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases

    Unit II: Genes and Gene-Environment Interaction

    • Genes and Genetic Diseases

    • Genes, Environment, Life-style, and Common Diseases

    Unit III: Mechanisms of Self-Defense

    • Innate Immunity: Inflammation

    • Adaptive Immunity

    • Alterations in Immunity and Inflammation

    • Infection

    • Stress and Disease

    Unit IV: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

    • Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer

    • Cancer Epidemiology

    • Cancer in Children

    PART TWO: PATHOPHYSIOLOGIC ALTERATIONS: ORGANS AND SYSTEMS

    Unit V: The Neurologic System

    • Structure and Function of the Neurologic System

    • Pain, Temperature Regulation, Sleep, and Sensory Function

    • Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function

    • Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction

    • Neurobiology of Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders

    • Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children

    Unit VI: The Endocrine System

    • Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation

    • Alterations of Hormonal Regulation

    Unit VII: The Reproductive Systems

    • Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems

    • Alterations of the Reproductive Systems

    • Sexually Transmitted Infections

    Unit VIII: The Hematologic System

    • Structure and Function of the Hematologic System

    • Alterations of Erythrocyte Function

    • Alterations of Leukocyte, Lymphoid, and Hemostatic Function

    • Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children

    Unit IX: The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    • Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

    • Alterations of Cardiovascular Function

    • Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children

    Unit X: The Pulmonary System

    • Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System

    • Alterations of Pulmonary Function

    • Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children

    Unit XI: The Renal and Urologic System

    • Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems

    • Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function

    • Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children

    Unit XII: The Digestive System

    • Structure and Function of the Digestive System

    • Alterations of Digestive Function

    • Alterations of Digestive Function in Children

    Unit XIII: The Musculoskeletal System

    • Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

    • Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function

    • Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children

    Unit XIV: The Integumentary System

    • Structure, Function, and Disorders of the In
    Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

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