Clinical Medicine and Integrated Science

Pathophysiology of Disease, 7th Edition

7th Edition
Gary D. Hammer
Stephen J. McPhee,
ISBN: 0071806008

Pathophysiology of Disease, 7th Edition

A complete case-based review of the essentials of pathophysiology covering all major organs and systems

This trusted text introduces you to clinical medicine by reviewing the pathophysiologic basis of the signs and symptoms of 100 diseases commonly encountered in medical practice. Each chapter first describes normal function of a major organ or organ system, then turns attention to the pathology and disordered physiology, including the role of genetics, immunology, and infection in pathogenesis. Underlying disease mechanisms are described, along with their systems, signs and symptoms, and the way these mechanisms themselves determine the most effective treatment.

This unique interweaving of physiological and pathological concepts will put you on the path towards thinking about signs and symptoms in terms of their pathologic basis, giving you an understanding of the “whys” behind both illness and treatment.