Pathophysiology; Concepts of Altered Health States

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-10-03
  • Publisher: LWW
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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
Gastrointestinal Function
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
Neural Function
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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