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Altered Physiological States

Edited by David C. Gaze

University of Westminster

Pathophysiology is the convergence of pathology (the discipline of observed changes in a diseased state) with physiology (the mechanisms of systems operation). It represents the functional changes that occur because of injury or disease. This volume provides state-of-the-art up-to-date literature reviews on pathophysiological processes in a number of disease states. The book is organised methodically in a head-to-toe systems approach examining aspects of neuropathophysiology, endocrine pathophysiology, structural biology, renal pathophysiology and genitourinary pathophysiology. This short volume on pathophysiology is intended for general medical and biomedical students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, it is a useful short update of recent advances in research and translational biology to those working in academia or healthcare science.

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PathophysiologyAltered Physiological StatesEdited by David C. Gaze

Published: May 30th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/65994

ISBN: 978-1-78923-181-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-180-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-255-3

Copyright year: 2018

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8443 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Characteristics, Psychopathology, Clinical Associations, and Influencing Factors

By Patricia Tatiana Soler, Cristina Michiko Harada Ferreira, Jefferson da Silva Novaes and Helder Miguel Fernandes


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2. Alteration in Nasal Cycle Rhythm as an Index of the Diseased Condition

By Elangovan Muthu Kumaran


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3. Changes in the Striatal Network Connectivity in Parkinsonian and Dyskinetic Rodent Models

By Jesús Pérez-Ortega and José Bargas


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4. Transthyretin in the Evaluation of Health and Disease in Human and Veterinary Medicine

By Csilla Tóthová and Oskar Nagy


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5. The Intricate Relationship between Diabetes, Diet and the Gut Microbiota

By Gratiela G. Pircalabioru, Ariana Picu, Laura Petcu, Marcela Popa and Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc


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6. Hypophosphatasia: A Systemic Skeletal Disorder Caused by Alkaline Phosphatase Deficiency

By Hideo Orimo


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7. Dynamic Properties of Skeletal Muscle Contraction in Rats with Diabetes

By Tetyana Volodymyrivna Beregova, Dmytro Nozdrenko, Sergii Berehovyi, Natali Nikitina, Tetyana Falalyeyeva and Liudmyla Ivanivna Ostapchenko


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8. Immunopathology of Kidney Transplantation

By Zesergio Melo, Juan A. Ruiz-Pacheco, Claudia A. Mendoza-Cerpa and Raquel Echavarria


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9. The Way from Renal Calcifications and Urinary Crystals to Kidney Stones: An Important Aspect in the Pathogenesis of Calcium Nephrolithiasis

By Johannes M. Baumann


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10. An Overview on Prostate Pathophysiology: New Insights into Prostate Cancer Clinical Diagnosis

By Gustavo Ferreira Simoes, Paula Sakuramoto, Caroline Brito dos Santos, Nilva Karla Cervigne Furlan and Taize Machado Augusto


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11. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Pathophysiology, and Reproductive Health Implications

By Bassim Alsadi


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