Diseases of the Human Body

7th Edition


Explore human diseases and disorders…from a patient’s perspective!

Join the generations of students who have relied on this popular text to introduce them to common human diseases and disorders. Its concise, well-organized approach makes learning about the conditions nearly painless! You’ll better understand your patient’s condition and more easily form a plan of care. And it emphasizes the condition from the perspective of the patient, so you can empathize with the patient as you’re providing care. You’ll want to keep this book long after you’ve finished your program!

  • Updated, Revised & Reviewed! Thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments in diagnostic techniques, disorders, and treatment
  • New!“Pharmacology Musings,” brief introductions to the many roles of pharmacology in healthcare today
  • New!“Are You Tuned In?” highlighting areas of special interest related to specific disorders as well as treatments
  • Updated! ICD-10-CM code changes and revisions for each disease, reinforcing to the importance of proper coding for reimbursement and research.
  • Expanded! Progressive “Chapter Episodes” throughout the chapters that describe the personal experiences of individuals experiencing illness, followed by questions
  • Expanded! Additional multi-disciplinary case studies in many chapters that illustrate diseases and disorders from the perspectives of various health care providers with examples of the types of patients who might be encountered in professional practice, followed by questions
  • New! Pronunciation of the key terms at the beginning of each chapter in the audio chapter podcasts
Table of Contents

1.      The Disease Process

2.      Integrative Medicine and Complementary Therapies

3.      Pain and Its Management

4.      Infectious and Communicable Diseases

5.      Cancer

6.      Congenital Diseases and Disorders

7.      Mental Health Diseases and Disorders

8.      Skin Diseases and Disorders

9.      Musculoskeletal Diseases and Disorders

10.  Nervous System Diseases and Disorders

11.  Endocrine System Diseases and Disorders

12.  Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems Diseases and Disorders

13.  Respiratory System Diseases and Disorders

14.  Digestive System Diseases and Disorders

15.  Urinary System Diseases and Disorders

16.  Reproductive System Diseases and Disorders

17. Eye and Ear Diseases and Disorders

1. Diagnostic Procedures
2. Abbreviations



Key Features

Structure and function summaries in each body system chapter


Consistently organized coverage of the most common diseases and disorders:

  • Description
  • Pertinent ICD-10-CM Codes
  • Signs and Symptoms
  • Etiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Complementary Therapy
  • Client Communications
  • Prognosis
  • Prevention


Case studies, followed by questions, with examples of types of patients who might be encountered in professional practice


Teaching tips featuring a patient's perspective and offering guidance on how to provide the information needed for a particular disease or disorder


Videos of interactions between health care providers and patients that illustrate how to communicate effectively—online at FADavis.com


Audio chapter summaries, podcasts that can be downloaded for listening and review.


Online Resources

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Grade: 9-12

Diseases of the Human Body Textbook (Print) (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-7196-4038-1
Author: Carol D. Tamparo
© 2022
Page Count: 560
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Softcover

Diseases of the Human Body (eBook - Single License) (Web-based)
Author: Carol D. Tamparo
© 2022
Page Count: 560
Print Color: Full Color

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