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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology: An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-21947-7
624 pages
September 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology continues to be an accessible and comprehensive introductory text to pathophysiology, written specifically for nursing and healthcare students to assist in the understanding of human anatomy, and the complex disease patterns that affect normal physiology.

Thoroughly updated, and with full-colour illustrations throughout, this new edition incorporates additional learning features including reflective questions at the end of each chapter, investigation boxes, medication alerts, red flags to indicate essential information to be aware of when providing care, vital signs boxes relating to physiological measurements as well as inclusion of the National Early Warning Score.

With emphasis placed on a multidisciplinary approach, Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology highlights the importance of contemporary, safe, and effective practice in an environment in which the delivery of care is constantly evolving.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors




Chapter 1 Cell and body tissue physiology 

Chapter 2 Cancer 

Chapter 3 Inflammation, immune response and healing 

Chapter 4 Shock 

Chapter 5 The nervous system and associated disorders

Chapter 6 The heart and associated disorders 

Chapter 7 The vascular system and associated disorders 

Chapter 8 The blood and associated disorders 

Chapter 9 The renal system and associated disorders 

Chapter 10 The respiratory system and associated disorders  

Chapter 11 The gastrointestinal system and associated disorders 

Chapter 12 Nutrition and associated disorders 

Chapter 13 The endocrine system and associated disorders 

Chapter 14 The reproductive systems and associated disorders 

Chapter 15 Pain and pain management 

Chapter 16 The musculoskeletal system and associated disorders 

Chapter 17 Fluid and electrolyte balance and associated disorders 

Chapter 18 The skin and associated disorders 

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

Appendix Reference values in venous serum (adults) 


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Author Information

Ian Peate OBE is Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Nursing, Visiting Professor of Nursing, St George’s University of London and Kingston University London, and Head of School at the School of Health Studies, Gibraltar.

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Related Websites / Extra

Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology Companion Website


  • Interactive multiple choice questions
  • True/False exercises
  • Word-searches
  • Glossary flashcards
  • Label the diagram activities
  • Image bank
  • Further reading and resources.
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