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
Introduction: Features of circulatory disorders
Vascular occlusion and thrombosis
Atherosclerosis and hypertension
CELL GROWTH AND ITS DISORDERS
Introduction: A brief history of cancer
Benign growth disorders
What causes cancer?
Molecular genetics of cancer
The behavior of tumors
The clinical effects of tumors
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
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