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Porth's Pathophysiology Concepts of Altered Health States

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10/4/2013
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Summary

Succeed in your pathophysiology text with this 9th edition of Porth’s Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States. Captivating and easy-to understand, this proven book provides comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help you grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health.  

  • Master the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders with advanced 3D narrated animations.
  • Prepare for clinical practice with 14 unit-opening case studies that put a real face on pathophysiology and help you relate the clinical presentation to the underlying pathophysiology.
  • Master the information you need for success in your career with the unparalleled coverage of disease processes that make this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.
  • Increase your understanding of key concepts with the full-color art program that illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes.
  • Find the information you need fast with the book’s consistent presentation of each disease, with detailed coverage of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.
  • Reinforce your understanding of key content with chapter-ending review exercises
  • Develop a strong understanding of pathophysiology concepts with the easy-to-follow narrative that builds concepts on one another, defines words as content is presented, and reviews concepts from physiology, biochemistry, physics, and other sciences along the way.
  • Deepen your understanding by pausing and reviewing salient points using the easily-identified section-opening Objectives and section-ending Summaries.
  • Retain and apply text information using Key Concepts Boxes help you incorporate key information into a larger conceptual unit, rather than memorizing a string of related and unrelated facts.
  • Easily access useful references including lists of common suffixes and prefixes, normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, and a comprehensive glossary.
  • Take your understanding beyond the book with anytime, anywhere access to the fully searchable eBook online.

Table of Contents

 

Grossman: Porth's Pathophysiology, 9e

Table of Contents

UNIT 1 CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE

Concepts of Health and Disease

Concepts of Altered Health in Children

Concepts of Altered Health in Older Adults

UNIT 2 CELL FUNCTION AND GROWTH

Cell and Tissue Characteristics

Cellular Adaption, Injury, and Death

Genetic Control of Cell Function and Inheritance

Genetic and Congenital Disorders

Neoplasia

UNIT 3 DISORDERS OF INTEGRATIVE FUNCTION

Stress and Adaptation

Alterations in Temperature Regulation

Activity Tolerance and Fatigue

UNIT 4 INFECTION, INFLAMMATION, AND IMMUNITY

Mechanisms of Infectious Disease

Innate and Adaptive Immunity

Inflammation, Tissue Repair, and Wound Healing

Disorders of the Immune Response

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

UNIT 5 DISORDERS OF NEURAL FUNCTION

Organization and Control of Neural Function

Somatosensory Function, Pain, and Headache

Disorders of Motor Function

Disorders of Brain Function

Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Disorders of Thought, Mood, and Memory

UNIT 6 DISORDERS OF SPECIAL SENSORY FUNCTION

Disorders of Visual Function

Disorders of Hearing and Vestibular Function

UNIT 7 DISORDERS OF THE HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEM

Blood Cells of the Hematopoietic System

Disorders of Hemostasis

Disorders of Red Blood Cells

Disorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid Tissues

UNIT 8 DISORDERS OF 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

UNIT 9 DISORDERS OF RESPIRATORY FUNCTION

Structure and Function of the Respiratory System

Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders

Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange

UNIT 10 DISORDERS OF RENAL FUNCTION AND FLUIDS & 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 the Bladder and Lower Urinary Tract

UNIT 11 DISORDERS OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTION

Structure and Function of the Gastrointestinal System

Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function

Disorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas Function

Alterations in Nutritional Status

UNIT 12 DISORDERS OF ENDOCRINE FUNCTION

Mechanisms of Endocrine Control

Disorders of Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism

Diabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic Syndrome

UNIT 13 DISORDERS OF GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTION

Structure and Function of the Male Genitourinary System

Disorders of the Male Genitourinary System

Structure and Function of the Female Reproductive System

Disorders of the Female Reproductive System

Sexually Transmitted Infections

UNIT 14 DISORDERS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL FUNCTION

Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System

Disorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Trauma, Infection, Neoplasms

Disorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Developmental and Metabolic Disorders

Disorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Rheumatic Disorders

UNIT 15 DISORDERS OF INTEGUMENTARY FUNCTION

Structure and Function of the Skin

Disorders of Skin Integrity and Function



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