Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. History of pathology. 3. Cell injury and cell death. 4. Inflammation. 5. Tissue Repair (healing). 6. Haemodynamic disorders. 7. Cellular adaptations of growth and differentiation. 8. Neoplasia. 9. Diseases of immunity. 10. Nutritional diseases. 11. Physical and chemical injuries. 12. Concretions. 13. Genetic diseases. 14. Disturbances in development. 15. General pathology of infectious diseases. Index.
"Recent years have witnessed spectacular advances in our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of disease processes. This accelerating pace of knowledge necessitated revision and updating of the book. The second edition has been extensively revised and most chapters are completely rewritten. As such, it contains the latest information on molecular pathology. The changes in particular include:
Incorporation of the most recent information on the molecular mechanism of disease processes.
Inclusion of a large number of illustrations, 79 in all, for an easy grasp of the complicated molecular mechanisms. Keeping in view the Veterinary Council of India (VCI)' syllabus, a new chapter on 'concretions' has been added. Also, in view of the VCI syllabus, a new sub-topic 'Avian Inflammation' has been added in the chapter on 'inflammation'. The main points are given in bold type. In the index, in case of more page numbers for the same topic, the number that covers the main discussion is shown in bold.
As the book deals with basic pathology, it will be very useful for medical and dental students."