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Basic Pathology

An introduction to the mechanisms of disease, 5th Edition

By Sunil R. Lakhani, Caroline J. Finlayson, Susan A. Dilly, Mitesh Gandhi

CRC Press

382 pages | 306 Color Illus.

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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 with colorful cartoons, and much-praised clinical scenarios, this entertaining look at pathology offers historical anecdotes and helpful key-points boxes.

Table of Contents

Disease, Health and Medicine? Introduction: Disease, Health and Medicine. What Causes Disease? What are the Common Mechanisms of Disease? Defence Against Disease. Introduction: The Role of Epidemiology in Disease. The Body's Response to Infection. The Acute Inflammatory Response. Chronic and Granulomatous Inflammation: Healing and Repair. Chronic Inflammation and the Adaptive Immune Response. Features of Cardiovascular Disorders. Introduction: 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 Grown Disorders. Malignant Neoplasms. What Causes Cancer? Molecular Genetics of Cancer. The Behaviour of Tumors. The Clinical Effects of Tumors. Epilogue.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pathology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology