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Human Diseases, 8th edition

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

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

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Human Diseases

ISBN-13: 9780133424744

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Today's most accessible, accurate, current, and engaging introduction to basic pathophysiology
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.

Teaching and Learning Experience
This text will help allied health students quickly understand the principles of pharmacology, learn how those principles manifest themselves in human disease, and use this knowledge in their careers. It offers:¿

  • A stronger foundation in the latest knowledge: Starts by providing a strong foundation in terminology, and the concepts associated with immunity, inflammation, inheritance, cancer, and infectious diseases; then presents updated visual coverage of every body system¿
  • Promotion of critical thinking throughout: Contains multiple features designed to encourage critical thinking -- both by individual students and in classroom settings¿
  • Emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion: Links key concepts to opportunities for students to promote health and prevent disease in both others and themselves

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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


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