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chapter
19
Medical
Physiology:
Integration Using
Clinical Cases
C
ASE
19–1
A Woman with Palpitations and
Heat Intolerance
Case Presentation
Physical Examination
Laboratory Tests
Diagnosis
Physiological Integration
Therapy
C
ASE
19–2
A Man with Chest Pain After a
Long Airplane Flight
Case Presentation
Physical Examination
Laboratory Tests
Diagnosis
Physiological Integration
Therapy
C
ASE
19–3
A Man with Abdominal Pain,
Fever, and Circulatory Failure
Case Presentation
Physical Examination
Laboratory Tests
Diagnosis
Physiological Integration
Therapy
p
hysiology is one of
the pillars of the
health-related
professions, including
nursing, occupational
health, physical therapy,
dentistry, and medicine.
In fact, the term
pathophysiology
—the changes
in function associated with
disease—highlights the
intertwining of physiology
and medicine. You need a
thorough understanding of
physiological principles to
properly diagnose and treat
diseases and disorders. We
are aware that many users
of this textbook may not
be planning a career in the
health professions. However,
teachers of physiology can
attest to the fact that the
use of clinical examples is an
extremely effective approach
to highlight and reinforce
the understanding of the
functions and interactions
of the organ systems of the
body.
Rushing a patient to
the emergency room
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