Neoplasia and Tumor Biology

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CHAPTER 6 Neoplasia and Tumor Biology* Donna F. Kusewitt Despite the relatively short lifespan of most animals, neoplasia is an important concern for veterinary practitioners, diagnosticians, and researchers. Tumor diagnosis and…

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Vascular Disorders and Thrombosis

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CHAPTER 2 Vascular Disorders and Thrombosis Derek A. Mosier Free-living unicellular organisms obtain nutrients and eliminate metabolic waste products directly into the external environment. Multicellular organisms require a circulatory system to…

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Diseases of Immunity

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CHAPTER 5 Diseases of Immunity Paul W. Snyder General Features of the Immune System The immune system is a defensive system whose primary functions are to protect against infectious organisms, such…

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Male Reproductive System

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CHAPTER 19 Male Reproductive System Robert A. Foster The reproductive system is arguably the most important in terms of survival of a species. In production animals, reproduction is essential for the…

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Inflammation and Healing

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CHAPTER 3 Inflammation and Healing Mark R. Ackermann Injury or death of cells caused by infectious microbes, mechanical trauma, heat, cold, radiation, or cancerous cells can initiate a well-organized cascade of…

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Nervous System

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CHAPTER 14 Nervous System* James F. Zachary Central Nervous System (CNS) Structure and Function The CNS consists of neurons, glia, ependyma, endothelial cells and pericytes of blood vessels, and the meninges…

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Skeletal Muscle

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CHAPTER 15 Skeletal Muscle Beth A. Valentine and M. Donald McGavin Structure Normal Skeletal Muscle Understanding the normal structure and function of muscle, including gross, histologic, biochemical, physiologic, electrophysiologic, and ultrastructural…

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The Urinary System

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CHAPTER 11 The Urinary System* Shelley J. Newman Structure of the Kidney Mammalian kidneys are paired organs present in the retroperitoneum, ventrolateral and adjacent to the lumbar vertebral bodies and their…

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Mechanisms of Microbial Infections

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CHAPTER 4 Mechanisms of Microbial Infections James F. Zachary The goal of this chapter is to provide a mechanistic overview of the key steps involved in understanding the pathogenesis of infectious…

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