This pathophysiology text offers a unique conceptual approach that facilitates learning by viewing pathophysiology as health care professionals do. Students will learn about general mechanisms of disease or alterations in human function - such as immune alterations or altered nutrition - and apply these processes to specific conditions. Chapters focus on fifteen core concepts of altered human function, selected by analyzing and clustering health conditions with high prevalence, incidence, and severity. Unlike a traditional systems-based approach, this novel approach shows how most diseases involve multiple body systems. A bound-in CD-ROM includes animations and an interactive game. Faculty resources include lesson plans, PowerPoint slides, additional case studies, and student assignment worksheets.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Pathophysiology Chapter 2: Basic Alterations in Cells and Tissues Chapter 3: Inflammation and Tissue Repair Chapter 4: Altered Immunity Chapter 5: Infection Chapter 6: Genetic and Developmental Disorders Chapter 7: Altered Cellular Proliferation and Differentiation Chapter 8: Altered Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid and Base Balance Chapter 9: Altered Neuronal Transmission Chapter 10: Altered Sensory Function and Pain Perception Chapter 11: Altered Hormonal and Metabolic Processes Chapter 12: Altered Ventilation and Diffusion Chapter 13: Altered Perfusion Chapter 14: Altered Nutrition Chapter 15: Altered Elimination Chapter 16: Degenerative Changes in Aging Chapter 17: Combining Complex Pathophysiologic Concepts: Diabetes Mellitus