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Understanding Pathophysiology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition


This easy-to-read textbook provides you with the basic concepts of pathophysiology and the processes of specific diseases with the most accurate, up-to-date information on the treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease. Understanding Pathophysiology, 4th Edition offers complete coverage in clear and concise detail with extensive full-color illustrations to make learning pathophysiology easy.
  • Consistent presentation of each disease includes pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment to make remembering and learning information easier.
  • Extensive collection of 900 photographs and illustrations vividly illustrate normal anatomy and physiology, cellular mechanisms, disease processes, and clinical manifestations of disease.
  • UNIQUE! Health Alert boxes discuss a broad range of topics from new research, diagnostic studies, preventative care, and more.
  • UNIQUE! Quick Check questions at the end of major sections promote critical thinking to help you apply your knowledge to real-life situations.
  • UNIQUE! Risk Factor boxes illustrate the risk factors associated with specific diseases.
  • Pediatric content presented in nine separate chapters provides thorough coverage of how various disease processes specifically affect children.
  • Special headings highlight aging content within adult chapters to help you address the specialized needs of older patients.
  • Did you Understand? end-of-chapter summaries help you review the major concepts presented in each chapter.
  • Disease pathways throughout illustrate normal and compensatory physiology and pathophysiology.
  • Includes extensively updated content based on the most current research available.
  • Approximately 200 new full-color drawings, as well as hundreds of improved illustrations, clarify concepts to make content more easily understandable.
  • Over 50 new Health Alert boxes present the most current research available.
  • Electronic Resources listed at the beginning of each chapter direct you to additional materials on the companion CD and Evolve site.
  • A glossary of over 850 terms helps you learn the often-difficult terminology related 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 Defenses: Inflammation

6. Adaptive Immunity

7. Hypersensitivities, Infection, and Immune Deficiencies

8. Stress and Disease

Unit 3: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

9. Biology of Cancer and Tumor Spread

10. Cancer Epidemiology, Manifestations, and Treatment

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. Concepts of Neurologic Dysfunction

15. Alterations of Neurologic Function

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 Function

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
Sue E. Huether, RN, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and Kathryn L. McCance, RN, PhD, Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
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