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Pathology for the Health Professions

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-12
  • Publisher: Saunders
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This introductory text provides a solid foundation of knowledge for students in health professions. Divided into two sections, general pathology and systemic pathology, it focuses on the most common diseases, which are either frequently encountered or illustrate an important principle. Each chapter begins with a review of normal tissues and organs and follows with a discussion of the major diseases. New features in this third edition include additional Did You Know boxes, more full-color illustrations, and an expanded glossary. Clear, non-technical writing style engages students and makes difficult information easy to comprehend. "DEPPiCT" approach presents each major disease in the same format that includes, whenever feasible, a Definition or description, Etiology, Pathogenesis, Pathology, and Clinical features, and a short discussion on Therapy or prognosis. Learning objectives and a chapter outline at the beginning of each chapter inform the student of what is within the chapter and can also be used to test the student's retention upon completion of the chapter. A key terms list is provided at the beginning of each chapter. These terms are bolded and explained at first mention within the text. They are also defined in the glossary. Each chapter ends with several open-ended review questions that represent the core information from the chapter and allow students to evaluate how well they have mastered the material. More Did You Know boxes provide interesting stories and curious facts about various disorders. Additions to this edition address relevant health issues such as West Nile Virus. An expanded glossary gives students easy access to needed definitions even if a medical dictionary is not readily available. Additional full-color illustrations reinforce the written message and simplify the information contained within the text.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Cell Pathologyp. 1
Inflammationp. 22
Immunopathologyp. 42
Neoplasiap. 70
Genetic and Developmental Diseasesp. 97
Fluid and Hemodynamic Disordersp. 121
The Cardiovascular Systemp. 136
The Respiratory Systemp. 168
The Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Systemsp. 204
The Gastrointestinal Systemp. 237
The Liver and Biliary Systemp. 272
The Pancreasp. 301
The Urinary Tractp. 316
The Male Reproductive Systemp. 336
The Female Reproductive Systemp. 353
The Breastp. 381
The Endocrine Systemp. 395
The Skinp. 413
Bones and Jointsp. 431
Musclesp. 455
The Nervous Systemp. 471
The Eyep. 498
The Earp. 508
Glossaryp. 514
Indexp. 521
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