The book begins with the fundamentals of the cell mechanism and abnormalities thereof as well as cell division, cell death, tumor growth, and aging. It then covers a wide range of topics, from abnormalities of the heat and energy balance, via the pathomechanisms of diseases of the blood, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, heart and circulation, and of the metabolism, including endocrinal abnormalities, diseases of the musculature, the senses, and the peripheral and central nervous system. Following a short review of the fundamentals of physiology, the causes, course, symptoms, and arising complications of disease processes are described along with, if necessary, the possibilities of therapeutic intervention. The selective further reading list will assist the interested reader wishing to gain more indepth knowledge, and a detailed subject index, which is also a list of abbreviations, aims to assist rapid findings of topics and terminology.
2 Temperature, Energy
4 Respiration, Acid-Base Balance
5 Kidney, Salt and Water Balance
6 Stomach, Intestines, Liver
7 Heart and Circulation
10 Neuromuscular and Sensory System