This concise review of pathophysiology presents each disease as disordered physiology. Organized by organ system, each chapter discusses normal structure and function, pathology, and disordered physiology, common clinical presentations and mechanisms underlying symptoms and signs.
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"Pathophysiology at its BEST. This incredible blend of physiological and pathological concepts beautifully integrates the two subjects ... highlights important concepts in student-friendly ways ... excellent for review and preparing for exams."
-- medical student review
The perfect bridge from basic sciences into clinical sciences, this unique volume introduces disease as disorder in body systems and functions. Pathophysiology of Disease focuses on 100 diseases commonly encountered in everyday practice. Each chapter describes normal structure and function of a major organ or system, and contrasts disease pathology and disordered physiology, including the roles of genetics, immunology, and infection. Underlying disease mechanisms are revealed, including the creation of signs and symptoms seen in common presentations-and the way disease mechanisms themselves determine which treatments will be effective.
* Organized by body systems and organs
* Over 80 clinical case studies-50 new to this edition
* Q&As for self-assessment throughout each chapter
* Generously illustrated with more than 300 tables, charts, photos, and drawings
* New sections on neoplasia and rheumatic diseases
* Covers normal structure and function, pathology and disordered physiology, resultant signs and symptoms, and "whys" of treatments
* Great study aid for boards and exams
Stephen J. McPhee, MD: Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. McPhee is the author of CMDT, CMDT 2001 CD-ROM, and Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests. Vishwanath R. Lingappa, MD, PhD: Professor of Physiology and Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lingappa is the lead author of Physiological Medicine. Williams F. Ganong, MD: Jack and Deloris Lange Professor of Physiology Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ganong is the author of Review of Medical Physiology.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 007121240X