Pathophysiology of Disease An Introduction to Clinical Medicine, Sixth Edition

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2009-10-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
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NOW in full color!A complete case-based review of the essentials of pathophysiology covering all major organs and systemsThis trusted text introduces you to clinical medicine by reviewing the pathophysiologic basis of the signs and symptoms of 100 diseases commonly encountered in medical practice. Each chapter first describes normal function of a major organ or organ system, then turns attention to the pathology and disordered physiology, including the role of genetics, immunology, and infection in pathogenesis. Underlying disease mechanisms are described, along with their systems, signs, and symptoms, and the way these mechanisms themselves determine the most effective treatment.This unique interweaving of physiological and pathological concepts will put you on the path towards thinking about signs and symptoms in terms of their pathologic basis, giving you an understanding of the "whys" behind both illness and treatment.Features NEWfull-color presentation 111 case studies (22 new ones) provide an opportunity for you to test your understanding of the pathophysiology of each clinical entity discussed A complete chapter devoted to detailed analyses of the cases "Checkpoint" review questions appear throughout every chapter Numerous tables and diagrams encapsulate important information References for each chapter topic NEWsections in the chapters on liver disease and inflammatory rheumatic diseases and a completely rewritten chapter on male reproductive tract disordersVisit www.LangeTextbooks.com to access MP3 audio cases and other valuable resources.

Author Biography

Stephen J. McPhee, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California.
.Gary D. Hammer, M.D., Ph.D. is affiliated with the University of Michigan Medical School.


Table of Contents

Key Features
Genetic Disease
Disorders of the Immune System
Infectious Diseases
Blood Disorders
Nervous System Disorders
Diseases of the Skin
Pulmonary Disease
Cardiovascular Disorders: Heart Disease
Cardiovascular Disorders: Vascular Disease
Disorders of the Adrenal Medulla
Gastrointestinal Disease
Liver Disease
Disorders of the Exocrine Pancreas
Renal Disease
Disorders of the Parathyroids & Calcium & Phosphorus Metabolism
Disorders of the Endocrine Pancreas
Disorders of the Hypothalamus & Pituitary Gland
Thyroid Disease
Disorders of the Adrenal Cortex
Disorders of the Female Reproductive Tract
Disorders of the Male Reproductive Tract
Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases
Case Study Answers
Subject Index
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