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Human Diseases : A Systemic Approach,9780838539309

Human Diseases : A Systemic Approach

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ISBN13:

9780838539309

ISBN10:
0838539300
Format:
Paperback w/CD
Pub. Date:
1/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book presents the basic principles of human disease, organized by human organ system. It provides practical information for both health career and non-professional readers-unlike other books, which are generally too high level or specialized for this purpose. New in this edition are sections on Pharmacology and aging added to each chapter, new photos, an expanded end-of-chapter review complete with case studies, " Fact or Fiction" sections throughout, new sections on Mental Illness and Psychological Disorder and more. Existing content has been updated throughout. It also offers a FREE book-specific Website that connects readers quickly to reliable resources on the Internet and comes with a FREE CD-ROM. Full-color illustrations and photographs are throughout. An ideal reference for health professionals, readers preparing for a health course, biology teachers or for anyone interested in learning more about human diseases.

Table of Contents

Part I Mechanisms of Disease 1(101)
Introduction to Disease
2(10)
Inflammation, Immunity, and Allergy
12(20)
Infectious Diseases
32(14)
Neoplasms
46(18)
Hereditary Diseases
64(16)
Dietary Deficiencies and Excesses: Malnutrition, Obesity, and Alcoholism
80(21)
Part II Diseases of the Systems 101(322)
Diseases of the Blood
102(18)
Diseases of the Heart
120(30)
Diseases of the Blood Vessels
150(22)
Diseases of the Urinary System
172(26)
Diseases of the Digestive Tract
198(26)
Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Pancreas
224(18)
Diseases of the Respiratory System
242(20)
Diseases of the Endocrine System
262(42)
Diseases of the Reproductive Systems and Sexually Transmitted Infections
304(32)
Diseases of the Nervous System
336(34)
Diseases of the Bones, Joints, and Muscles
370(24)
Diseases of the Skin
394(29)
Part III Stress, Aging, and Wellness 423(26)
Stress and Aging
424(14)
Wellness
438(11)
Glossary 449(19)
Answers to Quick Self Study Questions 468(3)
Index 471


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