Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology - AnEssential Guide for Nursing and HealthcareStudents 3e
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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.


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.


Preface viii

Acknowledgements x

Contributors xi

About the companion website xiii

Chapter 1 Cell and body tissue physiology 1

Chapter 2 Cancer 32

Chapter 3 Infl ammation, immune response and healing 62

Chapter 4 Shock 93

Chapter 5 The nervous system and associated disorders 116

Chapter 6 The heart and associated disorders 148

Chapter 7 The vascular system and associated disorders 178

Chapter 8 The blood and associated disorders 212

Chapter 9 The renal system and associated disorders 247

Chapter 10 The respiratory system and associated disorders 278

Chapter 11 The gastrointestinal system and associated disorders 315

Chapter 12 Nutrition and associated disorders 346

Chapter 13 The endocrine system and associated disorders 371

Chapter 14 The reproductive systems and associated disorders 407

Chapter 15 Pain and pain management 441

Chapter 16 The musculoskeletal system and associated disorders 478

Chapter 17 Fluid and electrolyte balance and associated disorders 506

Chapter 18 The skin and associated disorders 534

Chapter 19 The ear, nose and throat, and eyes, and associated disorders 563

Appendix Reference values in venous serum (adults) 592

Index 595