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With dynamic full-color illustrations and an easy-to-read writing style, Pathophysiology, 4th Edition explores the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, and treatment of disease. Each unit covers a specific body system and begins with an illustrated review of anatomy and normal physiology to prepare you for disease processes and abnormalities discussions. Coverage of the latest developments in pathophysiology and a wealth of student-friendly learning resources will help you understand all of the major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic and infectious diseases.
    • 900 full-color illustrations clarify complex pathophysiological concepts.
    • Easy-to-read style includes many tables, boxes, and figures to highlight and simplify content.
    • Key Questions at the beginning of each chapter highlight key objectives and help you develop and use critical thinking skills.
    • Key Points boxes focus on the most important information.
    • Geriatric Considerations boxes analyze the age-related changes associated with a specific body system.
    • A chapter summary gives you a quick wrap-up of the key content in each chapter.
      • NEW! Pediatric Considerations boxes with accompanying flow charts describe conditions and changes specific to young children.
      • NEW! Updated content includes the latest information on new treatment advances, the relationship between stress and inflammation to cardiovascular disease, and much more throughout the text.
      • NEW! Global Health Considerations tables include information on HIV/AIDS and depression/anxiety in women.

      Unit I: Pathophysiologic Processes

      1. Introduction to Pathophysiology

      2. Homeostasis and Adaptive Responses to Stressors

      Unit II: Cellular Function

      3. Cell Structure and Function

      4. Cell Injury, Aging, and Death

      5. Genome Structure, Regulation, and Tissue Differentiation

      6. Genetic and Developmental Disorders

      7. Neoplasia

      Unit III: Defense

      8. Infectious Processes

      9. Inflammation and Immunity

      10. Alterations in Immune Function

      11. Malignant Disorders of White Blood Cells

      12. HIV Disease and AIDS

      Unit IV: Oxygen Transport, Blood Coagulation, Blood Flow, and Blood Pressure

      13. Alterations in Oxygen Transport

      14. Alterations in Homeostasis and Blood Coagulation

      15. Alterations in Blood Flow

      16. Alterations in Blood Pressure

      Unit V: Cardiac Function

      17. Cardiac Function

      18. Alterations in Cardiac Function

      19. Heart Failure and Dysrhythmias: Common Sequelae of Cardiac Diseases

      20. Shock

      Unit VI: Respiratory Function

      21. Respiratory Function and Alterations in Gas Exchange

      22. Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders

      23. Restrictive Pulmonary Disorders

      Unit VII: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis

      24. Fluid and Electrolyte Homeostasis and Imbalances

      25. Acid-Base Homeostasis and Imbalances

      Unit VIII: Renal and Bladder Function

      26. Renal Function

      27. Intrarenal Disorders

      28. Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease

      29. Disorders of the Lower Urinary Tract

      Unit IX: Genital and Reproductive Function

      30. Male Genital and Reproductive Function

      31. Alterations in Male Genital and Reproductive Function

      32. Female Genital and Reproductive Function

      33. Alterations in Female Genital and Reproductive Function

      34. Sexually Transmitted Infections

      Unit X: Gastrointestinal Function

      35. Gastrointestinal Function

      36. Gastrointestinal Disorders

      37. Alterations in Function of the Gallbladder and Exocrine Pancreas

      38. Liver Diseases

      Unit XI: Endocrine Function, Metabolism, and Nutrition

      39. Endocrine Physiology and Mechanisms of Hypothalamic-Pituitary Regulation

      40. Disorders of Endocrine Function

      41. Diabetes Mellitus

      42. Alterations in Metabolism and Nutrition

      Unit XII: Neural Function

      43. Structure and Function of the Nervous System

      44. Acute Disorders of Brain Function

      45. Chronic Disorders of Neurologic Function

      46. Alterations in Special Sensory Function

      47. Pain

      Unit XIII: Neuropsychological Function

      48. Neurobiology of Psychotic Illnesses

      49. Neurobiology of Nonpsychotic Illnesses

      Unit XIV: Musculoskeletal Support and Movement

      50. Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

      51. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function: Trauma, Infection, and Disease

      52. Alterations in Musculoskeletal Function: Rheumatic Disorders

      Unit XV: Integumentary System

      53. Alterations in the Integumentary System

      54. Burn Injuries

      Appendix: Clinical and Laboratory Values

      Lee-Ellen C. Copstead-Kirkhorn, PhD, RN, Professor and Chair of Nursing, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Indiana University -Purdue University, IPFW --Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN and Jacquelyn L. Banasik, PhD, ARNP, Associate Professor, WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
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