Introduction to Human Disease by Leonard Crowley

By Leonard Crowley

An creation to Human illness: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations, 9th version presents scholars with a transparent and well-illustrated rationalization of the structural and sensible adjustments linked to affliction, the medical manifestations of disorder, and the way to figure out therapy. perfect for Pathology, Pathophysiology, or Human affliction classes, the 1st a part of the textual content bargains with basic ideas and with ailments affecting the physique as an entire. the second one half considers a few of the organ structures and their illnesses. Ancillaries For teachers PowerPoint displays, an Instructor’s guide, a attempt financial institution, and a picture financial institution. All fabrics are formatted for on-line direction administration structures. for college students The better half web site is on the market to scholars during the redeemable entry code supplied in each new textual content. It bargains worthy learn instruments and actions together with Crossword Puzzles, an Interactive word list, perform Quizzes, internet hyperlinks, and extra.

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Explain the approach that a practitioner uses to make a diagnosis and decide on a patient's treatment. 4. Describe the various types of diagnostic tests and procedures that can help the practitioner in making a diagnosis and deciding on proper treatment. Page 2 Chapter 1 Contents Characteristics of Disease Classifications of Disease Congenital and Hereditary Diseases Inflammatory Diseases Degenerative Diseases Metabolic Diseases Neoplastic Diseases Health and Disease: A Continuum Principles of Diagnosis Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Clinical Laboratory Tests Tests of Electrical Activity Radioisotope (Radionuclide) Studies Endoscopy Ultrasound X-Ray Examination Magnetic Resonance Imaging Positron Emission Tomography Cytologic and Histologic Examinations Page 3 Characteristics of Disease Any disturbance of structure or function of the body may be regarded as disease.

Chapter 11 describes the coagulation of the blood and conditions in which the blood does not clot normally. Chapter 12 considers conditions in which the blood clots too readily and its attendant complications-thrombosis and embolism. In the second section, the individual organ systems and their diseases are considered in a systematic manner, with emphasis on the more common and important diseases. Basic pathologic physiology, pathology, and principles of diagnosis and treatment are discussed. Newer diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment are emphasized.

The second section, which includes the remaining fifteen chapters, considers the various organ systems and their diseases. In the first section, chapter 1 discusses manifestations of disease, classification, diagnosis, and principles of treatment. Chapter 2 considers the organization and basic function of cells and tissues in health and disease. Chapter 3 deals with genes, chromosomes, cell division, and chromosome analysis, as well as the HLA system and its relation to disease. Chapters 4 and 5 consider the body's defenses, the inflammatory reaction and the immune system, and their disorders.

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