Textbook of Pathology and Genetics for Nurses

by Sharada Rai, Astha Gupta

The objective of this textbook is to introduce pathology and genetics for nurses. Pathology is a rapidly expanding and ever-changing field and lays the foundation for understanding diseases. This book is an endeavor to present the vast knowledge of pathology in a lucid manner for the second-year nursing students. This edition consists of 37 chapters in 4 sections. Section 1 consists of general pathology and provides an overview of the basic pathological mechanisms underlying diseases including inflammation, tissue repair, hemodynamic disorders, fluid and electrolyte disturbances and neoplasia. Two new chapters have been added to this edition namely infectious diseases and nutritional disorders. This is mainly because it is necessary to know some of the common infectious diseases and nutritional disorders by nursing students and included in the curriculum of a few universities. Section 2 deals with systemic pathology with chapters devoted to diseases of various organ systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver, biliary tract, pancreas, kidney, male and female genital tract, bones, and central nervous system. Revision of these chapters are done wherever necessary. Section 3 discusses the important laboratory tests and their interpretation in patients under the heading of clinical pathology. In Chapter 19, a brief information is provided about anemia so that nursing students have the basic knowledge of the same. Section 4 introduces genetics with special emphasis on patterns of inheritance, chromosomal alterations, genetic testing, and services related to genetics. Text is enhanced by 193 illustrations, 66 tables, 61 boxes, 18 gross photographs of specimens and instruments, and 4 microphotographs for easy understanding of the subject. A glossary of terms has also been included for ready reference.

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Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Rai Sharada
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2. Gupta Astha Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
ISBN 9789352700318
Speciality Genetics, Pathology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18741
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2017
Pages 443
Book Type Textbook


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