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Introduction to Pathophysiology – The Nature of Disease Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Samuel Clemens
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Definition Pathology pathos – disease or suffering Physiology Function of human body Pathophysiology Cellular and organ changes that occur with disease and the effects of these changes “ The science of pathophysiology seeks to provide an understanding of the mechanisms of disease and how and why alterations in body structure and function lead to the signs and symptoms of disease” (Huether and McCance, 2012 p.xiii)
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Pathology Anatomic pathology – study of structural changes caused by disease Clinical pathology – study of the functional aspects of the disease
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Health and Disease Continuum of wellness including physical, behavioral (mental), and social well-being Homeostasis – maintenance of a ‘steady state’, maintain the body in an optimal internal environment.
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