Human Diseases, 8th edition

  • Mark Zelman
  • Elaine Tompary
  • Jill Raymond
  • Paul Holdaway
  • Mary Lou E. Mulvihill

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Human Diseases: A Systemic Approach, Eighth Edition is today's most comprehensive visual survey of the common diseases affecting each body system. This edition has been extensively updated and reorganized to present the field's latest knowledge more efficiently and intuitively than ever. Organized by organ system, it contains completely rewritten chapters on cancer, the nervous system, mental illness and cognitive disorders, the urinary system, the respiratory system, heredity, the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, and blood; as well as an entirely new chapter on the eye and ear (special senses). Its superior pedagogy has been enhanced with stronger foundational coverage of disease mechanisms, new Healthy Aging and Promote Your Health features, and extensive new artwork.

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Table of contents

I: Mechanisms of Disease

1. Introduction to Disease

2. Immunity, Inflammation, and Immune Disorders

3. Infectious Diseases and Infection Control

4. Neoplasms

5. Heredity and Disease


II: Diseases of the Systems

6. Diseases and Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

7. Diseases and Disorders of the Blood

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Respiratory System

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Digestive System

10. Diseases and Disorders of the Urinary System

11. Diseases and Disorders of the Reproductive System

12. Diseases and Disorders of the Endocrine System

13. Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System

14. Diseases and Disorders of the Special Senses

15. Mental Illness and Cognitive Disorders

16. Diseases and Disorders of the Bones, Joints, and Muscles

17. Diseases and Disorders of the Skin



A. Glossary

B. Answers to Interactive Activities

C.  Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures

D. Index


Published by Pearson (June 29th 2015) - Copyright © 2015