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Basic Pathology

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INTRODUCTION - WHAT IS A DISEASE? Prologue: What is a disease? Causes and mechanisms - general principles What causes disease? DEFENCE AGAINST DISEASE Introduction: The role of epidemiology in disease The body's response to infection The acute inflammatory response Chronic and granulomatous inflammation, healing and repair The immune defense against infection CIRCULATORY DISORDERS Introduction: Features of circulatory disorders Vascular occlusion and thrombosis Atherosclerosis and hypertension Circulatory failure CELL GROWTH AND ITS DISORDERS Introduction: A brief history of cancer Benign growth disorders Malignant neoplasms What causes cancer? Molecular genetics of cancer The behavior of tumors The clinical effects of tumors

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Sunil R Lakhani BSc MBBS MD FRCPath FRCPA, Professor and Head, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mayne Medical School, Brisbane, Australia Susan A Dilly BSc MBBS FRCPath, Professor and Institute Director, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK br />Caroline J Finlayson MBBS FRCPath, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Histopathology, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, UK


"This is a good text at the right level for its audience. The clear text is well-illustrated and enjoyable to read. It is distinguished from its competitors by historical anecdotes and use of humour." BMA Medical Book Awards 2010

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