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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, 2nd Edition

Muralitharan Nair (Editor), Ian Peate (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-30188-3
544 pages
March 2012
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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology is designed specifically for nursing and healthcare students, providing a straightforward, jargon-free, accessible introduction to pathophysiology. Highly visual and written specifically for students, the second edition of this best-selling textbook provides clear explanations of the anatomy of the human body, and the effects of disease or illness on normal physiology. To make study easier, the book includes learning outcomes, a range of activities to test learning, key words, end-of-chapter glossaries, and clinical case scenarios, and is supported by an online resource centre with further activities and exercises.

 Key Features:

  • Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject to life
  • Full of extra features to help improve the learning process, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading and learning outcomes
  • New case studies throughout to help you understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice
  • Supported by an online resource centre at www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/false exercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagram activities, and more!
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Table of Contents

About the series

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Copyright information

Preface

How to get the best out of your textbook

How to use the website

Introduction

Chapter 1 Cell and body tissue physiology

Anthony Wheeldon

Introduction

Anatomy of the cell

The cell membrane

Cytoplasm

Nucleus

Mitosis and meiosis

The organelles

Types of cells

Tissues

Tissue repair

Conclusion

Activities

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 2 Cancer

Carl Clare

Introduction

Biology of cancer

Causes of cancer

Staging of cancers

Signs and symptoms of cancer

Treatment of cancer

Prevention of cancer

Examples of cancers

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 3 Inflammation, immune response and healing

Janet G. Migliozzi

Introduction

Infectious micro-organisms

Spread of infection

Types of infectious micro-organisms

The immune system

Organs, cells and proteins of the immune system

Inflammatory response

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 4 Shock

Janet G. Migliozzi

Introduction

Types of shock

Pathophysiology of shock

Stages of shock

Care of the patient in shock

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 5 The heart and associated disorders

Muralitharan Nair

Introduction

Location of the heart

Structures of the heart

Blood flow through the heart

Conducting system of the heart

Nerve supply of the heart

Diseases of the heart

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 6 The vascular system and associated disorders

Muralitharan Nair

Introduction

Overview of blood vessels

Structure of the blood vessels

Blood pressure

Diseases of the blood vessels

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 7 The blood and associated disorders

Muralitharan Nair

Introduction

Composition of blood

Properties of blood

Functions of blood

Plasma

Formed elements of blood

Haemostasis

Blood groups

Diseases of the blood

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 8 The renal system and associated disorders

Muralitharan Nair

Introduction

The renal system

Disorders of the renal system

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 9 The respiratory system and associated disorders 240

Anthony Wheeldon

Introduction

Anatomy and physiology

Disorders of the respiratory system

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 10 The nervous system and associated disorders

Janet G. Migliozzi

Introduction

Structure of the nervous system

Disorders of the nervous system

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

References

Glossary of terms

Chapter 11 The gastrointestinal system and associated disorders

Louise McErlean

Introduction

Digestion

Structure of the gastrointestinal system

Accessory organs of digestion

Disorders of the digestive system

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 12 Nutrition and associated disorders

Muralitharan Nair

Introduction

Macronutrients

Micronutrients

Nutritional requirements

Nutritional disorders

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 13 The endocrine system and associated disorders

Carl Clare

Introduction

Hormones

The physiology of the endocrine glands

Disorders of the endocrine system

The pancreas

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 14 The reproductive systems and associated disorders

Ian Peate

Introduction

Reproductive health

The pelvis

The female reproductive tract

The menstrual cycle

The female breast

Menstrual disorders

The male reproductive tract

Male reproductive disorders

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 15 Pain and pain management

Anthony Wheeldon

Introduction

The physiology of pain

Pain classification

The pain experience

Pain theories

Pain pathophysiology and management

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 16 The musculoskeletal system and associated disorders

Ian Peate

Introduction

The musculoskeletal system

The nervous system

Assessing the patient with a musculoskeletal disorder

Disorders of the musculoskeletal system

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 17 Fluid and electrolyte balance and associated disorders

Ian Peate

Introduction

Body fluid compartments

Composition of body fluid

Body fluid balance

Disorders associated with fluid and electrolyte imbalance

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 18 The skin and associated disorders

Ian Peate

Introduction

The anatomy and physiology of the skin

Disorders of the skin

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Chapter 19 The ear, nose and throat, and eyes, and associated disorders

Carl Clare

Introduction

Physiology of the ear, nose and throat

Physiology of the eye

Disorders of the ear, nose and throat, and eye

Conclusion

Activities

Further resources

Glossary of terms

References

Appendix A Reference values in venous serum (adults)

Appendix B List of units

Index

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New to This Edition

  • Updated throughout in terms of references and the latest evidence-base
  • Takes into account the NMC Standards for Pre-registration nursing, 2010
  • New case studies throughout to help students understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice
  • New and improved online resource centre at www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology with extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/false exercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagram activities, and more
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The Wiley Advantage

 

  • Superb full colour illustrations, bringing this subject to life
  • Full of extra features to help improve the learning process, including key words, test-your-knowledge, exercises, further reading and learning outcomes
  • New case studies throughout to help you understand how to apply the knowledge in clinical practice
  • Supported by an online resource centre at www.wiley.com/go/fundamentalsofappliedpathophysiology with fantastic extras for both lecturers and students, including an image bank, interactive multiple choice questions, true/false exercises, word-searches, glossary flash-cards, label-the diagram activities, and more!
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