An accessible and enjoyable introduction to pathology and the mechanisms of disease, this book puts pathology into its historical, scientific and clinical context. Organized in four main themes - What is a Disease, Defense Against Disease, Circulatory Disorders and Disorders of Cell Growth - the text highlights key mechanisms and their interplay in producing symptoms, signs and disease. Supplemented throughout withcolorful cartoons, and much-praised clinical scenarios, this entertaining look at pathology offers historical anecdotes and helpful key-points boxes.
- Explains pathology with supporting illustrations, case studies, and information on key pathology figures in history
- Includes 'key facts' and 'dictionary boxes' for each topic
- Features an attractive presentation, packed with full color explanatory diagrams as well as high-quality pathology, microscopy, and radiological images
- Includes information on the latest special techniques including developments in imaging modalities
- Offers an integrated ebook with supplementary case studies as well as video and audio material
Introduction: What is a Disease? What is a Disease. Causes and Mechanisms General Principles. What Causes Disease. Defence Against Disease. The Role of Epidemiology in Disease. The Body'sResponse to Infection. The Acute Inflammatory Response. Chronic and Granulomatous Inflammation Healing and Repair. The Immune Defence Against Infection. Circulatory Disorders. Inroduction: Features of Circulatory Disorders. Vascular Occlusion and Thrombosis. Atherosclerosis and Hypertension. Circulatory Failure. Cell Growth and Its Disorders. Introduction: A Brief History of Cancer. Benign GrownDisorders. Malignant Neoplasms. What Causes Cancer? Molecular Genetics of Cancer. The Behavior of Tumors. The Clinical Effects of Tumors.