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This book presents the basic principles of human disease, organized by human organ system. It provides practical information for both health career and non-professional readers—unlike other books, which are generally too high level or specialized for this purpose.

Human Diseases: A Systematic Approach is the most comprehensive visual survey of common diseases affecting each body system. This book presents the basic principles of human disease, organized by human organ system.

New to this edition are: new diagnostic tests and lab procedures; enhanced coverage in treatment and diagnostic sections in disorders to include common treatments and general pharm options; increased coverage of disease statistics, prevalencies, risk factors for diseases and conditions; addition of prevention and aging to Diseases at a Glance table at the end of each chapter; A new page will be added at the end of each chapter which walks the readers through the multimedia resources that are available for each chapter; and much more!

New To This Edition:

-Expaned Diseasesat aGlance/Expanded Diseases at a Glance charts. These popular and effective study guides now include information from the text on prevention and diseases across the lifespan.

-Expanded diseases across lifespan. Discussion of age-related diseases is expanded to include material on diseases across the lifespan.

-Expanded Pharmacology.Common pharmacologic treatments of disease have been incorporated throughout the text. Readers will recognize the names and uses of common over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

-Consistent coverage of disease topics. Throughout the text, the authors attempted to include, for each disease, information on incidence, prevalence, risk factors, symptoms, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

-Nutrition incorporated throughout. The material on nutrition that was covered in a single chapter has been integrated into relevant areas throughout the text.

-Addition of Diseases of the Eyes and Ears.This material has been included in an expanded Diseases of the Nervous System and Special Senses.

-Resources/references. Updatedprofessional resources have been included at the end of each chapter.

Author Biography

Mark Zelman, PhD, is Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. A native of Chicago, Mark received his BS in Biology, with minors in Psychology and Chemistry at Rockford College. Mark received his PhD from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago, where he studied bacterial and mammalian antigens in a mouse model for human autoimmune disease. Mark was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Chicago, where he studied molecular cell physiology.  Before coming to AU, Mark was a biology professor, a college administrator, and a medical writer. Mark pursues a wide range of interests in biology and he is especially interested in enhancing K-12 science education. He enjoys bird-watching and camping with his sons, Joe and Tom, and wears out quite a few shoes training for marathons and triathlons. Mark dedicates the Seventh Edition to Joe and Tom.

Paul Holdaway, MA,a native Hoosier, is a graduate of Indiana State University and was an instructor there for two years. He is currently the senior member of the Biology Department at Harper

College in Palatine, Illinois, where Dr. Mary Lou Mulvihill was an admired fellow biologist and friend. Dr. Zelman and Dr. Tompary are also former departmental colleagues and longstanding friends. Upon Dr. Mulvihill’s retirement, Professor Holdaway assumed the teaching schedule of Dr. Mulvihill, and he has been involved in the anatomy, physiology, and human disease curriculum since that time. Paul takes pleasure in a wide range of biological and clinical interests, as well as sports and family activities.

Elaine Tompary, PharmD,received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tompary taught courses in pharmacology, pathophysiology, pharmacy law, and pharmaceutical calculations at William Rainey Harper College and the College of Lake County in Illinois. She has served as mentor and preceptor for pharmacy students at the University of Illinois and Drake University. She currently works for McNeil Consumer and Specialty Pharmaceuticals as a manager of medical science and outcomes research. She is a dedicated wife to Drew and mother and teacher to her children, Christopher and Andriana.

Jill Raymond, PhD, received her PhD in Microbiology from the University of California at Davis. She received and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of California at San Diego, where she studied the parasite Giardia lamblia.  She has been teaching for thirteen years at Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois.  In addition to teaching numerous biology courses, both traditional and on-line, Dr. Raymond teaches a human sexuality course and lectures at community education outreach programs.  Dr. Raymond enjoys gardening, working with dogs, and European travel.  Dr. Raymond would like to thank her wonderful husband and family for their continuing support through the craziness of writing a textbook

Table of Contents

Mulvihillrsquo;sHuman Diseases: A Systemic Approach7e
Mechanisms of Disease
Introduction to Disease MZ
Immunity, Inflammation, and Immune Disorders JR
Infectious Diseases JR
Neoplasms ET
Heredity and Disease PH
Diseases of the Systems
Diseases of the Cardiovascular System ET
Diseases of the Blood ET
Diseases of the Respiratory System PH
Diseases of the Digestive System MZ
Diseases of the Urinary System PH
Diseases of the Reproductive System JR
Diseases of the Endocrine and Metabolic System ET
Diseases of the Nervous System and Special Senses PH
Mental Illness MZ
Diseases of the Bones, Joints, and Muscles MZ
Diseases of the Skin JR
Answers to Interactive Activities
Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
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