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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 3 edition (October 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435427513
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435427518
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #495,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. Introduction To Human Diseases. 2. Mechanisms Of Disease. 3. Neoplasms. 4. Inflammation And Infection. Unit II Common Diseases And Disorders Of Body Systems. 5. Immune System Diseases And Disorders. 6. Musculoskeletal System Diseases And Disorders. 7. Blood And Blood-Forming Organs Diseases And Disorders. 8. Cardiovascular System Diseases And Disorders. 9. Respiratory System Diseases And Disorders. 10. Lymphatic System Diseases And Disorders. 11. Digestive System Diseases And Disorders. 13. Urinary System Diseases And Disorders. 14. Endocrine System Diseases And Disorders. 15. Nervous System Diseases And Disorders. 16. Eye And Ear Diseases And Disorders. 17. Reproductive System Diseases And Disorders. 18. Integumentary System Diseases And Disorders. Unit III Genetic/Developmental, Childhood, And Mental Health Diseases And Disorders. 19. Genetic And Developmental Diseases And Disorders. 20. Childhood Diseases And Disorders. 21. Mental Health Diseases And Disorders.

About the Author

Dr. Neighbors is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arkansas, Eleanor Mann School of Nursing in Fayetteville.

Retired after 28 years in staff nursing, nursing education, and hospital administration, Ms. Tannehill-Jones served most recently as Vice President, Patient Care Services for Mercy Health System NWA, St. Mary's Hospital.

Customer Reviews

I decided very early on that this is a book I want to keep as a reference book!
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When i received the book I thought they made a mistake and sent a new book instead of the used book I originally paid for.
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Lay out and organization of the material is very easy to follow for an entry level medical field student.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By the student on July 20, 2012
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For the purpose intended (to introduce allied health students/professionals to essential pathophysiology) it is an excellent text. It isn't a book for med school, and it doesn't claim to be; it merely presents the basics in a readable fashion.

The prose is charming, making the information presented rather digestible!

The simple breakdown of "disease + description, aetiology, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment (and prevention)" make for a work that is easily useable as a reference for an allied health worker (medical herbalist, naturopath and so on). Such a structure also aids memorisation.

I feel that sometimes this book oversimpliefies the 'general-science big picture' of content to a point at which the concept is mispresented. An example - Figure 14.9 on page 292 - insulin is shown as stick-figure claws pulling glucose (here called 'sugar') into cells. Clearly not a major gripe, but is it too much to say 'insulin acts on the cell receptors opening channels which allow glucose to enter cells, thereby reducing blood glucose'?
I don't think so, given that allied health students are now put through the rigours of basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry.

But, the negative could also be regarded as a positive, eliminating any daunting information which would otherwise be an impasse for the 'lay community'.

Side notes on developments in medicine and avenues for complementary medicine are an excellent and interesting addition to the text.

DIagrams and the available studyware program are useful too. Studyware has tests, crosswords and similar activities desgined to help students familiarise themselves with the content. Occasional videos are also available with some chapters. these, too, are excellent additions to the text.

overall, a substancial text that will be quite useful to any allied heath practitioner! Highly Recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thresia Argo on June 30, 2014
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I had to have this book for school, however i glad i bought it. there is great information about diseases, way more diseases than i knew of. Great book!!!!!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DressageLoon on October 4, 2010
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This book provides a good, generalized introduction of human diseases. There are some good pictures and it's written in a way that it's easy for the non-medical person to understand. Each medical term is followed by a breakdown of it's pronounciation and meaning so it reinforces medical terminology. The questions/ review at the back of each chapter is weak. I have not looked at the CD to see how it compliments the book.
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I guess this book would be a good introductory one for a level 99 class, but I thought the text was extremely rudimentary, and it didn't explain the subjects adequately in my opinion. I am a massage therapist, and my pathology book for massage was better at explaining the topics than this text was. Massage is a certificate level course at most schools, not degree level studies... As such, I definitely would not recommend buying this text for a class.
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My book arrived just a couple days after I placed my order. The book arrived in excellent condition and is very well written, with an easy to follow format and graphics. I have been using the book for five weeks now, and have it highlighted and marked fully. I decided very early on that this is a book I want to keep as a reference book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Isaac C Anderson on September 21, 2010
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TO ALL STUDENTS: order your books here and save your precious dollars for something else. The book is easy to read and is informative, as expected from a textbook. Just remember to order early to avoid the semester rush.
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By Trecey on August 12, 2011
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I am so very glad that I took the time to review Amazon for this book, it arrived a day early and it was in the best condition ever...I will be ordering the rest of my school books from Amazon...thanks. :)
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By Alli on June 27, 2013
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definitely been through the mill, but is still perfectly usable. overall no major complaints. still a perfectly good book, pages are just a little warped from use
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