Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease

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In this professional edition of the text, pathologists from the US present 29 chapters on the pathological basis of diseases. It integrates discussion of pathologic processes and disorders with morphological and molecular information for each organ system, and also covers general pathology concepts like hemodynamic disorders, thromboembolic disease, and shock; genetic disorders; diseases of the immune system; infectious diseases; environmental and nutritional diseases; and diseases of infancy and childhood. This ninth edition has a new chapter on the cell as a unit of health and disease; new key concepts boxes; an updated chapter on cellular responses to toxic insults to include novel pathways of cell death; combination of the discussion of inflammation with repair; a rewritten section on molecular diagnosis to reflect advances in DNA sequencing technology; a revised chapter on neoplasia to incorporate tumor biology; emphasis on common and informative lesions in terms of disease pathogenesis; a reorganized and revised chapter on the liver to include discussion of the molecular basis of hepatic fibrosis and its regression; a reorganized chapter on diseases of nerves and muscles by anatomy; new photos and schematics; and new online targeted therapy boxes. Online access to an ebook, case studies, videos, and self-assessment questions is also provided. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Pathology Category!

Dependable, current, and complete, Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th Edition is the perennially best-selling text that you'll use long after your medical student days are behind you. A world-class author team headed by Drs. Vinay Kumar, Abul Abbas, and Jon Aster, delivers the latest, most essential pathology knowledge in a readable, interesting manner, ensuring optimal understanding of the latest basic science and clinical content. High-quality photographs and full-color illustrations highlight new information in molecular biology, disease classifications, new drugs and drug therapies, and much more.

  • Rely on uniquely authoritative and readable coverage, ideal for USMLE or specialty board preparation, as well as for course work.
  • Simplify your study with an outstanding full-color, highly user-friendly design.


  • Stay up to date with the latest information in molecular and genetic testing and mechanisms of disease.
  • Consult new Targeted Therapy boxes online that discuss drug therapy for specific diseases.
  • Gain a new perspective in key areas thanks to contributions from new authors at the top of their fields.
  • Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. Further your understanding with access to a wealth of interactive ancillaries on the Expert Consult site, including pathology case studies and videos and an extensive image collection.


Publisher: Philadelphia, PA :, Elsevier/Saunders,, [2015]
Edition: Ninth edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780323266161
0323266169
9780808924500
0808924508
9781455726134
1455726133
Characteristics: xvi, 1,391 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Pathologic basis of disease

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