Understanding Pathophysiology (6th Edition)
Master the important pathophysiology concepts you need to knowwith the most engaging and reader-friendly text available.Filled with vibrant illustrations and complemented by onlineresources that bring pathophysiology concepts to life,Understanding Pathophysiology, 6thEdition continues its tradition of delivering the mostaccurate information on treatments, manifestations, and mechanismsof disease across the lifespan, giving you the fundamentalknowledge needed to move forward in your nursing education andcareer. New additions include a new chapter on epigenetics, newcontent on rare diseases, a separate chapter for male and femalereproductive alterations, streamlined features, simplifiedlanguage, and fully updated information throughout.Introduction to Pathophysiology in the front matter sectionprovides intro to the subject of pathophysiology and explains whyit is important.Consistent presentation helps readers better distinguishpathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation andtreatment for each disease.More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations vividly depictclinical manifestations and cellular mechanisms underlyingdiseases.Lifespan coverage details age-specific conditions affectingpediatric, adult, and aging patients in depth.Algorithms throughout the text clarify diseaseprogression.Risk Factor boxes alert readers to important safetyconsiderations associated with specific diseases.Health Alert boxes highlight new developments in biologicresearch, diagnostic studies, preventive care, treatments, andmore.Quick Check boxes test readers’ retention of important chapterconcepts.Geriatric Considerations boxes and Pediatric Considerationsboxes highlight key considerations for these demographics inrelevant chapters.Did You Understand? sections provide a fast and efficientreview of chapter content.Chapter outlines help readers find specific information withease.Chapter introductions explain why chapter content is importantand how it fits into a broader health care context.Key terms are bolded throughout the text for fast, easyreference.Glossary of selected terms familiarizes readers with the mostdifficult or important terminology.Additional online resources on Evolve companion website offersaccess to animations, review questions, key terms matchingexercises, and more.NEW! Chapter on Epigenetics gives students knowledge andinsight into key processes that influence normal and abnormal cellgrowth and development.NEW! Streamlined tables and flowcharts make information easierto access.NEW! Updated content throughout reflects the latest clinicalfindings and research across the full spectrum ofpathophysiology.NEW! Additional content on rare diseases gives students a morecomprehensive understanding of conditions that affect the humanbody.NEW! Division of Alterations of the Reproductive Systemschapter will now cover male and female reproductive systems inseparate chapters.NEW! 25 additional illustrations bring key concepts tolife.