General Pathology for Veterinary Nurses

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-15
  • Publisher: Wiley

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This is one of the first books on general pathology designed specifically for veterinary nurses and veterinary nursing students.

Author Biography

Harriet Brooks is a veterinary surgeon, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a lecturer in anatomic veterinary pathology at the Royal Veterinary College. She has worked in mixed general practice and in academia, specialising in pathology since 1997. Harriet has several years' experience teaching pathology to veterinary nursing students, and is currently module leader and principal tutor for the pathology module for trainee nurses at the College.

Table of Contents

About This Bookp. v
Dedicationp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introduction to Veterinary Pathologyp. 1
What is pathology?p. 2
Who 'does' pathology?p. 3
Pathology as an academic subjectp. 9
Aetiologyp. 11
Introductionp. 12
Aetiology - the study of the causes of diseasep. 13
Cell Injuryp. 23
Lesions - structural and functional changesp. 24
Definitions of cell response or injury following harmful stimulusp. 24
Cellular degenerationp. 26
Cell death - necrosisp. 30
Extracellular changesp. 35
Inflammationp. 41
What is inflammation?p. 42
Acute inflammationp. 43
Chronic inflammationp. 55
Pathology and the Immune Systemp. 65
The normal immune systemp. 66
Diseases of the immune systemp. 84
Tissue Repairp. 97
Definition of tissue repair or healingp. 98
Tissue repair - general and specific examplesp. 103
Healing in various tissuesp. 108
Healing regulation and controlp. 109
What can impair, prevent or alter healing?p. 109
Circulatory Disordersp. 113
The normal circulatory systemp. 114
Oedemap. 122
Impaired blood supply to tissuesp. 127
Clotting (coagulation) of bloodp. 132
Shockp. 145
Disorders of Cell/Tissue Growthp. 153
Atrophy, hypertrophy, hyperplasia and metaplasiap. 154
Neoplasiap. 157
Glossaryp. 189
Answers to Test Yourself Questionsp. 215
Further Readingp. 237
Indexp. 239
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