This book is written as a clear, concise learning instrument for students in pharmacy. The book begins with an overview of tissue injury and mechanisms of tissue repair to provide students with a foundation of key concepts in injury and repair that appear throughout subsequent units. A detailed discussion of the inflammation is also included early on because this system plays a key role in a number of important disease processes. The discussion of the inflammation is followed by an up-to-date discussion of cardiovascular system that includes important information regarding diseases like hypertension, CHF, angina pectoris, myocardial ischemia, atherosclerosis etc.
The book continues with a detailed presentation of diseases affecting the main organ systems including renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, hematological, respiratory and endocrine disorders. It also includes disorders like cancer, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.