Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Biology of Disease (Free PDF)

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Many students decide to follow a career path that is related to medicine, for example Biomedical Sciences (Medical Technology in the USA), Clinical Sciences, Clinical Physiology and Nursing. While there are a number of textbooks for medical students and nurses as well as a number covering the clinical biochemistry area, there did not seem to us to be a book that dealt with disease from a more scientific standpoint. Such a book would cover a range of disease conditions, their causes and diagnoses, and outline treatment but set at an appropriate level. The idea of writing Biology of Disease arose from discussions between ourselves and various colleagues and students over a number of years regarding the absence of a single book, which summarized most of the clinical material studied by first- and second-year Biomedical Sciences and related-degree students. It was felt that such a textbook would assist students during the first and second years of their degree programmes, particularly if it covered aspects of the Biomedical Sciences appropriate to courses accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science of the UK and similar courses elsewhere.

Chapter 1: The Nature and Investigation of Diseases
Chapter 2: Pathogens and Virulence
Chapter 3: Infectious Diseases and Treatments
Chapter 4: The Immune System
Chapter 5: Disorders of the Immune System
Chapter 6: Transfusion and Transplantation
Chapter 7: Disorders of the Endocrine System
Chapter 8: Disorders of Water, Electrolytes and Urate Balances
Chapter 9: Disorders of Acid–Base Balance
Chapter 10: Diet and Disease
Chapter 11: Disorders of the Gastrointestinal Tract, Pancreas, Liver and Gall Bladder
Chapter 12: Toxicology
Chapter 13: Disorders of the Blood
Chapter 14: Disorders of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 15: Genetic Diseases
Chapter 16: Membrane, Organelle and Cytoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 17: Cancer
Chapter 18: Aging and Disease

Author Details
"Nessar Ahmad"

"Maureen Dawson"

"Chris Smith"

"Ed Wood"

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