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
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.