Understanding Pathophysiology - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 5th Edition
Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study

Understanding Pathophysiology - Elsevier eBook on Intel Education Study, 5th Edition


Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge you need to move forward in your nursing education.

  • Consistent presentation helps you better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease.
  • More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases.
  • Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in great depth.
  • Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression.
  • Risk Factor boxes alert you to important safety considerations associated with specific diseases.
  • Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologic research, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, and more.
  • Quick Check boxes test your retention of important chapter concepts.
  • Did You Understand? sections provide fast, efficient review of chapter content.
  • Chapter outlines help you find specific information with ease.
  • Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is important and how it fits into a broader health care context.
  • Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easy reference.
  • Glossary of selected terms familiarizes you with the most difficult or important terminology.
  • Companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to animations, review questions, key terms matching exercises, and more.
  • NEW! Extensively updated content reflects the latest clinical findings and research across the full spectrum of pathophysiology.
  • NEW! Hundreds of new and enhanced full-color illustrations clarify anatomy and physiologic concepts.
  • NEW! 30 new animations on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding of complex processes.

Introduction 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 and Adaptive Immunity

6. Hypersensitivities and Immune Deficiencies

7. Infection

8. Stress and Disease

Unit 3: Cellular Proliferation: Cancer

9. Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer

10. Cancer Epidemiology

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. Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function

15. Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction

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

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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