Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions 6th Edition

Pdf Book Name: Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions 6th Edition
Author: Margaret Frazier, Jeanette Drzymkowski
Publisher: Saunders Elsevier
ISBN-10, 13: 9780323340113,0323228364
Year: 2015)
Pages: 976 pages
Language: English
File size: 85 MB
File format: PDF,EPUB

Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions 6th Edition Pdf Book Description:

Essentials of Human Diseases and Conditions, Sixth Edition, is a user-friendly reference intended to serve as a stimulating and practical textbook for students and an invaluable tool as a handbook for health-care providers in any type of health-care setting. Instructors of such classes as anatomy and physiology, disease conditions, medical insurance coding, pharmacology, massage therapy, and medical transcription will likely appreciate the value of this edition as a required text. This encyclopedic but simplified handbook includes comprehensive information about hundreds of diseases and conditions. Students in the field of medical assisting, medical transcription, medical insurance coding, pharmacy technology, massage therapy, or other allied health programs that have had a prior introduction to basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and medical terminology will find the text format orderly, concise, and easy to comprehend. A logical and orderly approach to exploring pathophysiological conditions flows from the information of diseases as their progression from general concepts to the beginning of life and diseases and conditions of childhood.

General concepts in disease are presented in Chapter 1 as a basis for discussion of conditions. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to general principles of pathophysiology. In conjunction with a breakdown of the mechanisms of disease, the subject matter flows through integrant aspects important for the student to consider in the study of human diseases, such as genetics, immune disorders, preventive health care, nontraditional medicine and patient teaching. Additionally, cancer is introduced in Chapter 1 with foundational information about the pathology, pathogenesis, and prognostic indicators of the disease (staging and grading of malignant tumors). Specific sites and types of cancers are then comprehensively addressed in subsequent chapters. This is followed by a discussion of pediatric situations in Chapter 2. After these general discussions, the text progresses through body systems from Chapters 3 to 12. Chapter 3 introduces the student to the immune system, including immunodeficiency disorders autoimmune disorders. This is followed by Chapter 4, the endocrine system, its disorders resulting from both deficiency and over activity of the endocrine system. This is followed by the special senses of sight and hearing in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 progresses to the largest sensory organ, the skin, or integumentary system and its disorders. Chapter 7 provides the manner that maintains the upright structure of the individual and its manner of movement and disorders that disrupt the normal functioning of the musculoskeletal system. Chapter 8 addresses the body’s nourishment system: the gastrointestinal system and its accessory organs.

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