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This is the Eighth Edition of the comprehensive and well-respected text and reference of pathophysiology. As a nurse-physiologist, Carol Porth uniquely emphasizes "concepts" of altered health states, as opposed to factual descriptions of diseases and disorders. This conceptual model integrates the developmental and preventative aspects of health. By taking this physiologic approach, the author ensures a comprehension of the whole of body function. By integrating all of the aspects of the human body into a total functional whole, the student can grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. This edition has a completely revamped art program and new displays that showcase pathophysiological processes though detailed visual representation. Other highlights include a greater international focus, expanded content on evidence-based practice and completely revised, updated chapters on genetics, disorders of white blood cells and lymphoid tissues, and innate and acquired immunity.
Table of Contents
|Concepts of Health and Disease|
|Concepts of Health and Disease|
|Concepts of Altered Health in Children|
|Concepts of Altered Health in Older Adults|
|Cell Function and Growth|
|Cell and Tissue Characteristics|
|Cellular Adaptation, Injury, and Death|
|Genetic Control of Cell Function and Inheritance|
|Genetic and Congenital Disorders|
|Disorders of Integrative Function|
|Stress and Adaptation|
|Alterations in Temperature Regulation|
|Activity Tolerance and Fatigue|
|Disorders of the Hematopoietic System|
|Blood Cells and the Hematopoietic System|
|Disorders of Hemostasis|
|Disorders of Red Blood Cells|
|Disorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissues|
|Infection, Inflammation, and Immunity|
|Mechanisms of Infectious Disease|
|Innate and Acquired Immunity|
|Inflammation and Wound Healing|
|Disorders of the Immune Response|
|Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome|
|Disorders of the Cardiovascular Function|
|Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular System|
|Disorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic Circulation|
|Disorders of Blood Pressure Regulation|
|Disorders of Cardiac Function|
|Disorders of Cardiac Conduction and Rhythm|
|Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock|
|Disorders of Respiratory Function|
|Structure and Function of the Respiratory System|
|Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders|
|Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange|
|Disorders of Renal Function and Fluid and Electrolytes|
|Structure and Function of the Kidney|
|Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance|
|Disorders of Acid-Base Balance|
|Disorders of Renal Function|
|Acute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease|
|Disorders of Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract|
|Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal System|
|Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function|
|Disorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas Function|
|Disorders of Endocrine Function|
|Mechanisms of Endocrine Control|
|Disorders of Genitourinary and Reproductive Function|
|Structure and Function of the Male Genitourinary System|
|Organization and Control of Neural Function|
|Disorders of Special Sensory Function|
|Disorders of Visual Function|
|Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Function|
|Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System|
|Appendix A: Laboratory Values|
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