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Succeed in your pathophysiology text with this 9th edition of Porth's Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States. Captivating and easy-to understand, this proven book provides comprehensive, nursing-focused coverage designed to help you grasp both the physical and psychological aspects of altered health. Master the most clinically relevant and difficult to understand disorders with advanced 3D narrated animations.Prepare for clinical practice with 14 unit-opening case studies that put a real face on pathophysiology and help you relate the clinical presentation to the underlying pathophysiology.Master the information you need for success in your career with the unparalleled coverage of disease processes that make this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.Increase your understanding of key concepts with the full-color art program that illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes.Find the information you need fast with the book's consistent presentation of each disease, with detailed coverage of pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment.Reinforce your understanding of key content with chapter-ending review exercises. Develop a strong understanding of pathophysiology concepts with the easy-to-follow narrative that builds concepts on one another, defines words as content is presented, and reviews concepts from physiology, biochemistry, physics, and other sciences along the way.Deepen your understanding by pausing and reviewing salient points using the easily-identified section-opening Objectives and section-ending Summaries.Retain and apply text information using Key Concepts Boxes help you incorporate key information into a larger conceptual unit, rather than memorizing a string of related and unrelated facts.Easily access useful references including lists of common suffixes and prefixes, normal laboratory values in both conventional and SI units, and a comprehensive glossary.Take your understanding beyond the book with anytime, anywhere access to the fully searchable eBook online.
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Table of ContentsUNIT 1 CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND DISEASEConcepts of Health and DiseaseConcepts of Altered Health in ChildrenConcepts of Altered Health in Older AdultsUNIT 2 CELL FUNCTION AND GROWTHCell and Tissue CharacteristicsCellular Adaption, Injury, and DeathGenetic Control of Cell Function and InheritanceGenetic and Congenital DisordersNeoplasiaUNIT 3 DISORDERS OF INTEGRATIVE FUNCTIONStress and AdaptationAlterations in Temperature RegulationActivity Tolerance and FatigueUNIT 4 INFECTION, INFLAMMATION, AND IMMUNITYMechanisms of Infectious DiseaseInnate and Adaptive ImmunityInflammation, Tissue Repair, and Wound HealingDisorders of the Immune ResponseAcquired Immunodeficiency SyndromeUNIT 5 DISORDERS OF NEURAL FUNCTIONOrganization and Control of Neural FunctionSomatosensory Function, Pain, and HeadacheDisorders of Motor FunctionDisorders of Brain FunctionSleep and Sleep DisordersDisorders of Thought, Mood, and MemoryUNIT 6 DISORDERS OF SPECIAL SENSORY FUNCTIONDisorders of Visual FunctionDisorders of Hearing and Vestibular FunctionUNIT 7 DISORDERS OF THE HEMATOPOIETIC SYSTEMBlood Cells of the Hematopoietic SystemDisorders of HemostasisDisorders of Red Blood CellsDisorders of White Blood Cells and Lymphoid TissuesUNIT 8 DISORDERS OF CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the Cardiovascular SystemDisorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic CirculationDisorders of Blood Pressure RegulationDisorders of Cardiac FunctionDisorders of Cardiac Conduction and RhythmHeart Failure and Circulatory ShockUNIT 9 DISORDERS OF RESPIRATORY FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the Respiratory SystemRespiratory Tract Infections, Neoplasms, and Childhood DisordersDisorders of Ventilation and Gas ExchangeUNIT 10 DISORDERS OF RENAL FUNCTION AND FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTESStructure and Function of the KidneyDisorders of Fluid and Electrolyte BalanceDisorders of Acid-Base BalanceDisorders of Renal FunctionAcute Renal Failure and Chronic Kidney DiseaseDisorders of the Bladder and Lower Urinary TractUNIT 11 DISORDERS OF GASTROINTESTINAL FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the Gastrointestinal SystemDisorders of Gastrointestinal FunctionDisorders of Hepatobiliary and Exocrine Pancreas FunctionAlterations in Nutritional StatusUNIT 12 DISORDERS OF ENDOCRINE FUNCTIONMechanisms of Endocrine ControlDisorders of Endocrine Control of Growth and MetabolismDiabetes Mellitus and the Metabolic SyndromeUNIT 13 DISORDERS OF GENITOURINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the Male Genitourinary SystemDisorders of the Male Genitourinary SystemStructure and Function of the Female Reproductive SystemDisorders of the Female Reproductive SystemSexually Transmitted InfectionsUNIT 14 DISORDERS OF MUSCULOSKELETAL FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the Musculoskeletal SystemDisorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Trauma, Infection, NeoplasmsDisorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Developmental and Metabolic DisordersDisorders of Musculoskeletal Function: Rheumatic DisordersUNIT 15 DISORDERS OF INTEGUMENTARY FUNCTIONStructure and Function of the SkinDisorders of Skin Integrity and Function

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