Diseases of the Human Body Sixth Edition

Pdf Book Name: Diseases of the Human Body Sixth Edition
Author: Carol D. Tamparo
Publisher: F.A. Davis Company
ISBN-10, 13: 0803644515,978-0803644519
Year: 2016
Pages: 552 pages
Language: English
File size: 91 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

Download Diseases of the Human Body Sixth Edition Pdf Book Description:

This totally new and completely updated text provides clear, succinct, and basic information about common medical conditions. Diseases of the Human Body, 6th edition, is carefully designed to meet the unique educational and professional needs of health-care personnel. The book focuses on human diseases and disorders that are frequently first diagnosed or treated in ambulatory health care. Each entry considers what the disease or disorder is, how it might be diagnosed and treated, and the likely consequences of the disease or disorder for the person experiencing
it.The balance of information in each of these subsections varies according to the relative frequency and severity of the condition. In every case, the information selected is chosen to reflect the need for thorough yet concise information about the condition. The sixth edition provides the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes for each disease. This valuable tool reinforces the importance of proper coding for reimbursement and research. See the note at the end of this preface regarding this update on coding.

The comprehensive glossary appears at the end of the text, using Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 22nd edition, as the main reference. The appendices include succinct descriptions of most of the diagnostic procedures mentioned in the text and a comprehensive list of over 200 commonly used abbreviations, along with a reference list that includes Internet sites. These features help make Diseases of the Human Body, 6th edition, a valuable classroom text and a useful reference after you begin your professional career. Finally, in addition to a general subject index, a specialized index of diseases covered in this text directs the reader to the nine-part presentation of each disease covered. Herman cartoons, a special favorite of the author, provide a little levity to what can be “worrisome” topics of disease. Jim Unger, their creator, has a unique understanding of human nature, of life, and of all its travails. We hope you will giggle and even laugh out loud. Such “internal jogging” is good for the soul.Despite a rapid increase in the number of medical research discoveries and the phenomenal development in technology, accompanied by society’s increased awareness of wellness and health, we have not been able to eradicate disease. An ideally designed body would be free from disease, and a careful study of body chemistry and cellular function does reveal a blueprint for maintaining a disease-free state. The body is protected in three ways: (1) Normal body structures function to block the entry of germs through the use of tears, mucous membranes, intact skin, cilia, and body pH; (2) the inflammatory response rushes leukocytes to a site of infection, where the invading organisms are engulfed and destroyed in a process called phagocytosis; (3) specific immune responses of the body react to foreign antigens to protect and defend against disease.

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