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Summary

Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge you need to move forward in your nursing education. Consistent presentation helps you better distinguish pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment for each disease. More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depict clinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlying diseases. Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affecting pediatric, adult, and aging patients in great depth. Algorithms throughout the text clarify disease progression. Risk Factor boxes alert you to important safety considerations associated with specific diseases. Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologic research, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, and more. Quick Check boxes test your retention of important chapter concepts. Did You Understand? sections provide fast, efficient review of chapter content. Chapter outlines help you find specific information with ease. Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is important and how it fits into a broader health care context. Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easy reference. Glossary of selected terms familiarizes you with the most difficult or important terminology. Companion Evolve website provides convenient online access to animations, review questions, key terms matching exercises, and more. NEW! Extensively updated content reflects the latest clinical findings and research across the full spectrum of pathophysiology. NEW! Hundreds of new and enhanced full-color illustrations clarify anatomy and physiologic concepts. NEW! 30 new animations on the companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding of complex processes.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Pathophysiology
Basic Concepts Of Pathophysiology
The Cell
Cellular Biology
Genes and Genetic Diseases
Altered Cellular and Tissue Biology
Fluids and Electrolytes, Acids and Bases
Mechanisms of Self-Defense
Innate and Adaptive Immunity
Hypersensitivities and Immune Deficiencies
Infection
Stress and Disease
Cellular Proliferation: Cancer
Biology, Clinical Manifestations, and Treatment of Cancer
Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer in Children
BODY SYSTEMS AND DISEASES
The Neurologic System
Structure and Function of the Neurologic System
Pain, Temperature, Sleep, and Sensory Function
Alterations in Cognitive Systems, Cerebral Hemodynamics and Motor Function
Disorders of the Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems and the Neuromuscular Junction
Alterations of Neurologic Function in Children
The Endocrine System
Mechanisms of Hormonal Regulation
Alterations of Hormonal Regulation
The Hematologic System
Structure and Function of the Hematologic System
Alterations of Hematologic Function
Alterations of Hematologic Function in Children
The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children
The Pulmonary System
Structure and Function of the Pulmonary System
Alterations of Pulmonary
Alterations of Pulmonary Function in Children
The Renal and Urologic Systems
Structure and Function of the Renal and Urologic Systems
Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function
Alterations of Renal and Urinary Tract Function in Children
The Reproductive Systems
Structure and Function of the Reproductive Systems
Alterations of the Reproductive Systems Including Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Digestive System
Structure and Function of the Digestive System
Alterations of Digestive Function
Alterations of Digestive Function in Children
The Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems
Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System
Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function
Alterations of Musculoskeletal Function in Children
Structure, Function, and Disorders of the Integument
Alterations of the Integument in Children
Glossary
Index
Appendix: Common Laboratory Values
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