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Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States
Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States (ISBN 9781582557243) not only presents the essential concepts of altered health states and disease processes but also provides excellent supplements and art program to integrate student learning. Author Carol Mattson Porth clearly illustrates how normal body functions are altered by...
Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States (ISBN 9781582557243) not only presents the essential concepts of altered health states and disease processes but also provides excellent supplements and art program to integrate student learning. Author Carol Mattson Porth clearly illustrates how normal body functions are altered by physiologic changes that happen when the body has a disease. Individual organs and cells are discussed and then tied together, letting students see the bigger picture of pathophysiology. The textbook covers cell structure and function, tissue adaptation and injury, genetic control of cell function, genetic and congenital disorders, and alterations in cell growth and replication and fluids, electrolytes, and acid-base balance. Stress adaptation, the immune response, inflammation, tissue repair, and fever plus alterations in the immune response, white blood cells, homeostasis and blood coagulation, and red blood cells are also covered. This book likewise focuses on the structure and function of the cardiovascular system, alterations in blood flow, blood pressure, and cardiac function, heart failure and circulatory shock, structure and function of the respiratory system, and renal failure. Carol Mattson Porth offers insight on topics such as the organization and control of the endocrine system, diabetes mellitus, sexually transmitted diseases, pain, developmental disorders, and alterations in brain function. To help students memorize key terms, an extensive glossary is available on top of chapter summaries and examples. Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States continues to be one of the most up-to-date references in the market. It has been updated with sections on current issues like patient populations. The book provides access to supplements, from an online website (with both a student and faculty resource center) to an interactive CD-ROM with plenty of review questions on the cell cycle, hypertensions, strokes, and congestive heart failures.
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