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Paperback Understanding Pathophysiology Book

ISBN: 0323078915

ISBN13: 9780323078917

Understanding Pathophysiology

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Learn the essential concepts of pathophysiology and stay up to date on treatments, manifestations, and mechanisms of disease with Understanding Pathophysiology, 5th Edition. Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by online resources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life, this easy-to-read text delivers the latest, most accurate information on the disease process across the lifespan, giving you the fundamental knowledge...

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5 ratings

patho text

Well packaged, arrived undamaged and in condition expected. Shipping slow due to location. Very satisfied.


The book is wonderful and it came with a CD-ROM to help further my learning.

Basic phatophysiology knowledge

The book is extremely useful for first year medicine, dentistry or nursery students. Specially the first 4 chapters. It might require a better organization , the way the topics were posted but the objectives are covered at the end. besides, the questionnaries are relevant to the topics.

excellent textbook

This excellent textbook has the best illustrations I have seen. Many illustrations are done for student learning that do not appear in other similar texts. This book helped me a great deal pass my boards. It is very up to date and very readable.I have trouble understanding other's problems because I found this to be such a wonderful text. I wish other texts on related subjects could reach out to beginning students like this one did.

I Know It's Wierd But I Liked It!

Reading the other negative reviews below I'm beginning to question myself, "Am I wierd?" "Am I missing something?" "Maybe I'm just a nerd." I have taken many physiology- and biology-related courses during my time as a bioengineering and nursing student and this book is not as bad as people are making it out to be. Granted, Pathophysiology is a very difficult subject. There is tons to learn and it cannot possibly be mastered 100% after taking one course using one textbook, so I would like to begin by saying that I'm amazed at how good of a job these authors did in 1181 pages of text. I found that compared with many of the other books I've read the style in this one was actually rather easy to understand, with paragraphs first giving the overall you-need-to-know-this information moving down into the more obscure facts and explanations. Many times difficult sentences would be broken down in detail in the following sentences rendering the complicated a little easier to understand (see "Analyse This" review by another reader below). The authors have decided to break up the topic by body systems: 1. Neurologic 2. Endocrine 3. Hematologic 4. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic 5. Pulmonary 6. Renal and Urologic 7. Reproductive 8. Digestive 9. Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Then in each system they first do a very helpful review of how the systems work under normal circumstances--basically a review from your anatomy and physiology classes. Then it moves on to discuss the diseases of each system and the pathophysiology of each one. First the disorder is described. Then the causes, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatments of each is discussed. My one complaint is with the number of pictures in the book. There are many good quality pictures, but not enough. Many times the authors go to extreme lengths to describe a disease and I walked away without a clue of what it would look like, which really hindered the practicality of my understanding. Then I'd go online and look it up and upon viewing a single picture, my confusion would usually go away. A final suggestion which really, really helped me was the purchase of the Study Guide (ISBN: 0323028462).
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