While being both entertaining and enjoyable, this new edition of Basic Pathology is a straightforward introduction to pathology and the mechanisms of disease. It puts pathology into its historical, scientific and clinical context for all medical, dental and nursing students and other health professionals. Basic Pathology has been brought fully up-to-date in this new edition, and once again covers four main themes: What is a Disease, Defence Against Disease, Circulatory Disorders, and Disorders of Cell Growth; highlighting key mechanisms and their interplay in producing symptoms, signs and disease. With new cartoons to illustrate key points and make those study hours pass by with ease, the book also retains the much-praised clinical scenarios, historical anecdotes and key facts boxes.
INTRODUCTION - WHAT IS A DISEASE? Prologue: What is a disease? Causes and mechanisms - general principles What causes 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 The immune defense against infection CIRCULATORY 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 growth disorders Malignant neoplasms What causes cancer? Molecular genetics of cancer The behavior of tumors The clinical effects of tumors