This book has a review of a famous book from the field of medicine. Understanding Pathophysiology 6th edition explains the Pathophysiology as two branches of science. Pathophysiology consist of two words pathology and physiology. Pathology as we know is the study of diseases. Whereas, physiology is the study of functioning. So, this term means the functional study of disease processes occurring in living organisms.
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Understanding Pathophysiology 6th edition
The authors of book Understanding Pathophysiology are Sue Huether and Kathryn McCance. It is prepared by Clayton F Parkinson. Both authors are professors at College of Nursing University of Utah. Clayton F Parkinson is professor at Weber State University Utah. The book Understanding Pathophysiology comprises of two parts having 3 & 9 units respectively.
In part one of Understanding Pathophysiology, authors describe basic concepts of pathophysiology. It comprises of three chapters. These basic concepts are related with cell, self-defense and cellular proliferation. Readers also get knowledge about the basic structures and their functions of body. Similarly, in part two of this text, the authors explain diseases system vise. There is a comprehensive knowledge about diseases of all systems of body. These include neurology, endocrine, cardiovascular and pulmonary etc. So, this text provides the readers complete information about pathophysiology.
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