Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (Pathophysiology the Biologic Basis)

Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (Pathophysiology the Biologic Basis)

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Well-known for its authoritative and comprehensive coverage, complete treatment of pediatric pathophysiology, and the most extensive illustration program in its field, this textbook features expert content on everything from the general principles of pathophysiology to detailed discussions of genetics and specific diseases. Chapters on alteration present the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment of each disease to help you learn to identify normal anatomy and physiology, as well as alterations of function in adults and in children.

  • Unparalleled coverage of disease processes makes this text the most comprehensive pathophysiology text available.

  • The largest full-color art program in the field illustrates the clinical manifestations of diseases and disease processes

  • Consistent presentations of each disease with pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment help you find the information you need quickly and easily.

  • Ten separate pediatric chapters cover the pathophysiologic effects on children.

  • Aging content is highlighted throughout the text.

  • An Introduction to Pathophysiology section at the beginning of the text provides a solid start to the basics of the study of disease.

  • Algorithms and flowcharts of diseases and disorders illustrate the disease process in an easy-to-understand format.

  • Nutrition and Disease boxes present evidence-based information on the relationship between health promotion through diet and disease.

  • Updated content on leukocytes in pain modulation, seizure disorders, brain injuries and disorders, acute encephalopathies, reproductive disorders, and much more keep you at the cutting edge of this constantly changing field.

  • What's New? boxes highlight the most current research and findings to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

  • New animations, review questions, Key Points, and an audio glossary have been added to the Evolve companion website to strengthen your understanding of key concepts.

  • Media Resources Lists encourage you to develop a study plan to master the important content in each chapter.


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  1. Karen Lehman says


    This was an excellent book! I am very glad I decided to make this purchase. The book came promptly and was in excellent condition.

  2. Deborah Watson says


    I’m glad McCance is on my shelf. This book is a great adjunct to Merck for pathomaps and clarifying A and P concepts. Wonderfully illustrated, lots of pictures… commonly referrenced by my required nursing text–Iggy.

    A GREAT buy finacncialy and for the sake of time.

  3. gamblinggirl says


    Comprehensive and detailed text – required for NP course. Requires a lot of study for returning to school RN. Study guide is helpful as an added resource as well as the ability to access on line support through Evolve (sample tests, etc.). Able to get text for good price via Amazon.

  4. W. Carter says


    After studying this monster, I feel it is no different than its previous edition. There are very few things that break the subject down to the core where it needs to be. This thing, like the other editions, jumps all over the place. There is no doubt someone who loves this subject needs to write one of these texts as this one leaves a lot to be desired.

  5. Francisca Alvarado says


    Heavy text but arrived easily with out any problems. Just as seller described to me.

  6. Rowing Diva says


    If you are a graduate student in the sciences or in medical school then this book is not for you at all. Poorly organized sections and questionable sources of info throughout the book. For the number of contributors that were listed I would have expected a more stream-lined text. This book also lacks detail that is necessary to truly understand difficult concepts such as the renal, neuro, cardio, and GI system. I have also found many statements that just aren’t true!

    If this book is required for your course I would suggest selling it immediately after it is over. There are many more reputable books available especially from the Lange Series that are a MUCH better resource than this book.

  7. A. Sutter says


    Great informational book regarding pathophysiology. I bought it for a college course and have done well learning from the book even though I can only take so much information in one sitting. The writing is at a professional level and to the point. Good illustrations assist understanding of material.

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    Fast delivery, great condition! I received my book in less than 3 days! Highly recommended!

  9. Dotty Parker says


    This book is incredibly difficult to read, and it’s incredibly difficult to search for material in it. Many writers choose to use topic sentences and then organize the following paragraph in a coherent, logical, and hierarchical manner. Most of the authors of these chapters felt no need to adhere to such a guideline. Definitions of terms could routinely be found a paragraph or two after they were introduced. At times there were no definitions at all. Terminology was inconsistent, as well. It is unclear to me whether the authors were attempting to introduce as many new and varied terms as possible or if they were simply imprecise. The system of headings was incredibly unclear. There seemed to be no thought to what was a topic or subtopic and what was contained within each. It is as if someone wrote all the sentences in a section, put them in a box, and shook them onto the page.

    Adding infection to the inflammation, there is nothing engaging about the writing. It is, to me, a dry topic, and they have wrung all remaining liquid out of it. I’m sure there’s a pathophysiologic term to define such a problem, but I cannot bear to open that book again to find it.

    This is not the book for you.