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Human Diseases : A Systemic Approach

ISBN: 9780135155561 | 0135155568
Edition: 7th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pub. Date: 1/23/2009

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This book presents the basic principles of human disease, organized by human organ system. It provides practical information for both health career and non-professional readers—unlike other books, which are generally too high level or specialized for this purpose.

Human Diseases: A Systematic Approach is the most comprehensive visual survey of common diseases affecting each body system. This book presents the basic principles of human disease, organized by human organ system.

New to this edition are: new diagnostic tests and lab procedures; enhanced coverage in treatment and diagnostic sections in disorders to include common treatments and general pharm options; increased coverage of disease statistics, prevalencies, risk factors for diseases and conditions; addition of prevention and aging to Diseases at a Glance table at the end of each chapter; A new page will be added at the end of each chapter which walks the readers through the multimedia resources that are available for each chapter; and much more!

New To This Edition:

-Expaned Diseasesat aGlance/Expanded Diseases at a Glance charts. These popular and effective study guides now include information from the text on prevention and diseases across the lifespan.

-Expanded diseases across lifespan. Discussion of age-related diseases is expanded to include material on diseases across the lifespan.

-Expanded Pharmacology.Common pharmacologic treatments of disease have been incorporated throughout the text. Readers will recognize the names and uses of common over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

-Consistent coverage of disease topics. Throughout the text, the authors attempted to include, for each disease, information on incidence, prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

-Nutrition incorporated throughout. The material on nutrition that was covered in a single chapter has been integrated into relevant areas throughout the text.

-Addition of Diseases of the Eyes and Ears.This material has been included in an expanded Diseases of the Nervous System and Special Senses.

-Resources/references. Updatedprofessional resources have been included at the end of each chapter.

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