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.