This text's combined conceptual and body systems approach examines the overall mechanisms of disease and specific disease processes with each system. Beginning at the cellular level, the text progresses to explain the effects of stress and the body's ability to defend itself against disease. Focus is placed on disease mechanisms rather than on treatment modalities. This edition contains case studies and critical thinking exercises. New to it is extended coverage of essential topics, including AIDS, tuberculosis, transplantation and the body-mind connection.
Medical-Books, Basic-Sciences, Pathophysiology,