Pathophysiology Concepts of Altered Health States

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-09
  • Publisher: LWW
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This is the Seventh 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. 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. A back-of-book CD-ROM includes three-dimensional animations of pathophysiology.

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
Cell Function and Growth
Cell and Tissue Characteristics
Cellular Adaptation, Injury, and Death
Genetic Control of Cell Function and Inheritance
Genetic and Congenital Disorders
Integrative Body Functions
Stress and Adaptation
Alterations in Temperature Regulation
Alterations in Nutritional Status
Activity Tolerance and Fatigue
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Hematopoietic Function
Hematopoietic System
Disorders of Hemostasis
Red Blood Cell Disorders
White Cell and Lymphoid Tissue Disorders
Inflammation, Immunity, and Infection
Mechanisms Infectious Diseases
The Immune Response
Inflammation and Healing
Alterations in the Immune Response Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Cardiovascular Function
Control of Cardiovascular Function
Disorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic Circulation
Disorders of Blood Pressure Regulation
Disorders of Cardiac Function
Cardiac Conduction and Rhythm Disorders
Heart Failure and Circulatory Shock
Respiratory Function
Control of Respiratory Function
Respiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood Disorders
Disorders of Ventilation and Gas Exchange
Renal Function
Control of Renal Function
Disorders of Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Disorders of Acid Base Balance
Disorders of Renal Function
Renal Failure 36.Disorders of Urine Elimination
Gastrointestinal Function
Control of Gastrointestinal Function
Disorders of Gastrointestinal Function
Disorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas Function
Endocrine Function
Mechanisms of Endocrine Control
Disorders of Endocrine Control of Growth and Metabolism
Diabetes Mellitus Unit XI Genitourinary and Reproductive Function
The Male Genitourinary System
Disorders of the Genitourinary System
The Female Reproductive System
Disorders of the Female Reproductive System
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Neuromuscular and Special Sensory Function
Organization and Control of Neural Function
Somatosensory Function, Pain, and Headache
Disorders of Motor Function
Disorders of Brain Function
Disorders of Thought, Mood, and Cognition
Special Sensory Function
Disorders of Visual Function
Disorders of Hearing and Vestibular Function
Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Function
Structure and Function of the Muscloskeletal System
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