Basic Pathology: Basic Pathology And Pathology In Clinical Practice

Paperback | January 30, 2009

bySunil Lakhani, Susan A Dilly, Caroline J Finlayson

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Entertaining and practical, this new edition ofBasic Pathologyis 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 Pathologyhas 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, andDisorders of Cell Growth; highlighting key mechanisms and their interplay in producing symptoms, signs and disease. With new illustrations to demonstrate key points and facilitate retention, the book also retains the much-praised clinical scenarios, historical anecdotes, and key facts boxes.

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Entertaining and practical, this new edition ofBasic Pathologyis 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 Pathologyhas been brought fully up-to-date i...

Sunil R Lakhani BSc MBBS MD FRCPath FRCPA, Professor and Head, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Mayne Medical School, Brisbane, AustraliaSusan A Dilly BSc MBBS FRCPath, Professor and Institute Director, Institute of Health Sciences Education, Barts and The London, Queen Mary's School o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 30, 2009Publisher:Arnold (Medical)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:034095003X

ISBN - 13:9780340950036

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Table of Contents

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

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"This is a good text at the right level for its audience. The clear text is well-illustrated and enjoyable to read. It is distinguished from its competitors by historical anecdotes and use of humour."


BMA Medical Book Awards 2010