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This book of Pathology is written and designed to fulfill the needs of second-year Nursing students who shall be facing the subject for the first time. The book is not only confined to nursing but it also contains topics that can satisfy the needs of paramedical staff, medical pathologists, dentistsand pharmacists etc. The entire book contains 15 chapters written in a very precise manner to enable the students and readers to acquire knowledge of the pathology of various disease conditions, and its role in the causation and management of diseases.The students shall be able to rationalize the various laboratory investigations in diagnosing pathological disorders.

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ISBN 978-93-91334-78-9
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Dr. Roma Ghai & Dr. Radha Goel
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 300
Year 2023
Pages 240
Subject Text Book of Pathology – I (For B.Sc. Nursing Students)
Weight 250 g
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 1 cm

Table of Content

Unit I: Introduction
Importance of the study of pathology
Definition of terms in pathology
Cell injury: Etiologic, pathogenesis of reversible and irreversible cell injury, Necrosis, Gangrene
Cellular adaptations: Atrophy, Hypertrophy, Hyperplasia, Metaphase, Dysplasia, Apoptosis
o Acute inflammation (Vascular and Cellular events, systemic effects of acute inflammation)
o Chronic inflammation (Granulomatous inflammation, systemic effects of chronic inflammation)
Wound healing
Neoplasia: Nomenclature, Normal and Cancer cell, Benign and malignant tumours, Carcinoma in situ, Tumour metastasis: general mechanism, routes of spread and examples of each route
Circulatory disturbances: Thrombosis, embolism, shock
Disturbance of body fluids and electrolytes: Enema, Transudates and Exudates
Unit II: Special Pathology
Pathological changes in disease conditions of selected systems:
1. Respiratory system
Pulmonary infections: Pneumonia, Lung abscess, pulmonary tuberculosis
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Chronic bronchitis, Emphysema, Bronchial Asthma, Bronchiectasis
Tumours of Lungs
2. Cardio-vascular system
Ischemia and Infarction.
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Infective endocarditic
3. Gastrointestinal tract
Peptic ulcer disease (Gastric and Duodenal ulcer)
Gastritis-H Pylori infection
Oral mucosa: Oral Leukoplakia, Squalors cell carcinoma
Oesophageal cancer
Gastric cancer
Intestinal: Typhoid ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Cohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis), Colorectal cancer
4. Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreas
Liver: Hepatitis, Amoebic Liver abscess, Cirrhosis of Liver
Gall bladder: Cholecystitis.
Pancreas: Pancreatitis
Tumours of liver, Gall bladder and Pancreas
5. Skeletal system
Bone: Bone healing, Osteoporosis, Osteomyelitis, Tumours
Joints: Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis
6. Endocrine system
Diabetes Mellitus
Carcinoma thyroid
Unit III: Hematological tests for the diagnosis of blood disorders
Blood tests: Hemoglobin, White cell and platelet counts, PCV, ESR
Coagulation tests: Bleeding time (BT), Prothrombin time (PT), Activated Partial Prothrombin Time (APTT)
Blood chemistry
Blood bank:
o Blood grouping and cross matching
o Blood components
o Plasmapheresis
o Transfusion reactions.


  1. Comprehensive coverage of theoretical and diagrammatically aspects of pathology.
  2. All intricate aspects are explained by simple, lucid and specific explanations and substantiated with neat and elaborate diagrammatic sketches.
  3. Examples from pathology are included extensively.


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