THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM

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Chapter 11 THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM Introduction The endocrine system is essential for the maintenance of most body functions. Endocrine disturbances may therefore manifest in many forms, as minor or major…

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THE KIDNEYS

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Chapter 12 THE KIDNEYS Introduction The kidneys are part of the urinary system (tract). The clinical significance of urinary tract diseases may be best illustrated by the fact that urinary…

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LABORATORY MEDICINE

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Chapter 1 LABORATORY MEDICINE Introduction Laboratory medicine is the branch of clinical medicine dealing with changes in the human body that can be detected only by analyzing the body’s chemical…

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SYSTEMIC DISEASES

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Chapter 3 SYSTEMIC DISEASES Introduction The foundations of modern medicine may be traced to the nineteenth century when the principles of exact sciences were first applied to the study of…

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

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Chapter 2 SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Introduction The clinical diagnosis of disease is based on the recognition and proper interpretation of its manifestation, commonly known as signs and symptoms. The term…

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