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Medical Science is the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. This section contains many topics on medicine and each subtopic contains many free medical books and resources and these are highly beneficial for doctors and students. Some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded.

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Teaching and Learning in Nursing

We hope that this book can be used as a resource to increase the body of knowledge in teaching and learning in nursing, thereby enhancing the role and contribution of health care professionals to clinical practice .The main aim of teaching and learning in nursing, at all levels, is to enhance the nurses' contribution to assist the individuals, families and communities in promoting and preserving health, well-being and to efficiently respond to illnesses.

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Patient Safety and Quality An Evidence Based Handbook for Nurses

Throughout this book, you will find peer-reviewed discussions and reviews of a wide range of issues and literature regarding patient safety and quality health care. Owing to the complex nature of health care, this book provides some insight into the multiple factors that determine the quality and safety of health care as well as patient, nurse, and systems outcomes.

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Biology of Human Nutrition

This note is intended for all levels of students who want to learn about how nutrition impacts their health and life. Topics covered includes: cell structure and function, macronutrients and micronutrients, anatomy and function of the digestive system, biochemistry of digestion, absorption and nutrient utilization, neurophysiological basis of hunger/satiety; psychological and social aspects of eating behavior, food value, cost, and sustainable food production, hunger and malnutrition, nutritional needs at different stages of life; and diet-related health issues.

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Nutrition in Health and Diseases

The overall aim of this note is to increase the knowledge and skills of  learners in nutrition and its application to developing and maintaining health through life cycle. Other aims include providing for the learners understanding of basic nutrition and application of this basic knowledge in nutrition to solving diet related health problems. This note describes the importance of nutrition in attaining optimal health, productivity, healthful reproductive system, freedom from infections and non-infectious diseases, industrial, social and mental developments.

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Cancer of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

This book presents patients, carers and healthcare professionals with difficult management decisions. Those affected by the disease often undergo complex treatment with wide ranging short and long term effects that require continued support throughout the initial period of care and beyond. This document will provide helpful and appropriate guidance to both patients and professionals alike on the diagnosis and subsequent management of early and locally advanced cancers.

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Esophageal Cancer Real Life Stories From Patients and Families

This book shows the stories of eleven patients and family members who received the diagnosis of esophageal cancer. All the stories, by esophageal cancer survivors, illustrate some of the setbacks and some of the triumphs, that these individuals and their families encountered.

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The Organization of the Retina and Visual System

The purpose of this Tutorial is to summarize these recent advances and to describe our present understanding, based primarily on anatomic investigations, of the Neural Organization of the Mammalian Retina. A great addition has been a section on Psychophysics of Vision which we hope will be of general information to all interested in learning the basics of visual perception.

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Lasers and Refractive Surgery

The purpose of this note is to familiarize optometry students with ophthalmic laser instrumentation, surgical laser procedures, the management of ocular conditions with lasers and the introduction of minor surgical techniques, including operating room protocols. Topics covered includes: Basics of Laser In Eyecare, Refractive Procedures, Optic, Injections, Ocular Injections, Syncope And Other Possible Emergencies, Surgical Environment, Asepsis and Aseptic Technique, Suturing and Minor Surgical, Advanced Ocular Procedures.

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Advances in Common Eye Infections

This addresses ocular infections. These infections may result in blindness if not correctly diagnosed and promptly treated. Therefore, it is essential to be fully aware and knowledgeable about the manifestations of these diseases, and this book covers some of the different aspects of them.

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Introduction to Ophthalmic Pathology

Objectives of this note is to familiar with the pathological features of the most common blinding diseases in the U.S.A and to make aware of the most common primary intraocular malignant tumors of adults and children.

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Update in Management of Foot and Ankle Disorders

With this book, you'll be able to update your knowledge in the field of foot and ankle surgery and pathology. This book includes a sport injuries section dedicated to Achilles tendon injuries in athletes and to ankle injuries in basketball players.

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Osteoarthritis Care and Management in Adults

Osteoarthritis refers to a clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life. This guideline update was originally intended to include recommendations based on a review of new evidence about the use of paracetamol, etoricoxib and fixed-dose combinations of NSAIDs plus gastroprotective agents in the management of osteoarthritis.

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Update On Hearing Loss

This book encompasses both the theoretical background on the different forms of hearing loss and a detailed knowledge on state-of-the-art treatment for hearing loss, written for clinicians by specialists and researchers. Realizing the complexity of hearing loss has highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary research. Therefore, all the authors contributing to this book were chosen from many different specialties of medicine, including surgery, psychology, and neuroscience, and came from diverse areas of expertise, such as neurology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and clinical and experimental audiology.

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Headache and Facial Pain

This note covers the following topics: Migraine Headaches, Cerebral vasospasm, Migraine without Aura, Migraine with Typical Aura, Vestibular Migraine, Vestibular Migraine, Migraine with Brainstem Aura, Tension Headaches, Cluster Headaches, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Anatomy and Physiology of the Sphenopalatine ganglion, Rhinogenic Headache, First Bite Syndrome, Botox Treatment, Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome, Giant Cell Arteritis, Giant cell arteritis, Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome, Carotid artery pain.

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General Pathology Lecture Notes For Health Science Students

This book is intended to be a textbook of general pathology for health science students. General pathology covers the basic mechanisms of diseases whereas systemic pathology covers diseases as they occur in each organ system. This book covers only general pathology. And it is divided into ten chapters on - Introduction, Cell injury, Inflammation, Healing, Hemodynamic disorders, Genetic diseases, Immunopathology, Neoplasia, Metabolic diseases, Selected infectious diseases. Most of these topics represent the major categories of diseases that can occur in different organ systems.

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Introduction To General Pathology

This note covers the following topics: Autopsy, Investigative Pathology, Biopsies, Surgical Pathology, Manifestation of disease: Macroscopic, Microscopic and Ultrastructure.

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Sudden Infant and Early Childhood Death

This volume covers aspects of sudden infant and early childhood death, ranging from issues with parental grief, to the most recent theories of brainstem neurotransmitters. It also deals with the changes that have occurred over time with the definitions of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), SUDI (sudden unexpected death in infancy) and SUDIC (sudden unexpected death in childhood).

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Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases

This manual contains 54 disease fact sheets for providers about specific infectious disease problems. These fact sheets have been designed to provide specific disease prevention and control guidelines that are consistent with the national standards put forth by the American Public Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Standard Treatment Guidelines And Essential Medicines List For South Africa

This book introduces the Standard Treatment Guidelines and Essential Medicines List for Hospital Level. The chapters are arranged according to the organ systems of the body. Conditions and medicines are cross referenced in two separate indexes of the book.

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Clinical Pharmacology And Chemotherapy

This note aims to provide an understanding and appreciation of pharmacology and chemotherapeutics. Topics covered includes: Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Interaction of Drugs with the Body Systems, Drug Acting on the Cardiovascular System, Chemotherapeutic Drugs, Parasitic Infections, Traditional Medicine.

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Human Physiology by Wikibooks

Human Physiology is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. Topics covered includes: Homeostasis, Cell Physiology, Integumentary System, The Nervous System, Senses, The Muscular System, Blood Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, The Immune System, The Urinary System, The Respiratory System, The Gastrointestinal System, Nutrition, The Endocrine System, The Male Reproductive System, The Female Reproductive System, Pregnancy and Birth, Genetics and Inheritance.

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Physiology Lectures by John Gallagher

This note is intend to provide students with a solid appreciation of human physiology. Topics covered includes: Molecular Interactions, Compartmentation: Cells and Tissues, Energy and Cellular Metabolism, Membrane Dynamics, Communication, Integration, and Homeostasis, Neurons, Sensory Physiology, Integrative Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Blood Flow, Mechanics of Breathing, The Kidneys, Fluid and Electrolyte Balance, The Immune System, Reproduction and Development.

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Mind and its disorders; a text book for students and practitioners

The present work has been prepared with the object of providing the student and practitioner with a succinct account of our existing knowledge of mental diseases. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1. Normal Psychology: an attempt is made to correlate mental processes with their physical substrata in the nervous system. Part 2.The Psychology of the insane is treated in this section. Part 3.Mental Diseases: The classification of mental diseases is explained in this section.

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Psychiatric Epidemiology

Psychiatric Epidemiology reviews descriptive and analytic epidemiology for major mental disorders of childhood, adulthood, and late adult life. The course note will also examine issues of classification and the nosology of psychiatric disorders as well as operational case definitions and the measurement techniques to enhance field surveys and risk factor research.

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Psychology by The National Institute of Open Schooling

This note explains the following topics: This Foundations of Psychology, Key Psychological Processes, Developmental Processes, Self and Personality, Social and Applied Psychology.

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This lecture note explains the following topics: What is Psycholinguistics, History of Psycholinguistics, Different Forms of Psycholinguistic Inquiry, Linking Language and the Mind, How does Psycholinguistics Relate to our Lives.

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Asthma Diagnosis and Management

Asthma is a severe and growing threat affecting both children and adults in both developing and developed world, currently affecting approximately 8% of US population. This book aims to update the paradigm shifts in precision medicine of asthma diagnosis and management, driven by underlying phenotypes or endotypes.

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Bronchial Asthma

This note covers the following topics: Asthma classification, Risk Factors for Developing Asthma, Pathology of Asthma, Asthma Inflammation, Pathological changes, Diagnosis, Key indicators for considering a diagnosis of asthma, Routine Investigations, Goals of Asthma Therapy, Asthma Management and Prevention Program, Influenza Vaccination, Asthma drug classification, Corticosteroid Side Effects.

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Basic Physics of Digital Radiography

This wikibook is primarily for students with foundations in anatomy and physiology and could also be of interest to physics and engineering students requiring a topic overview. The intent is a text which succinctly explains the physical basis of X-Rays and their modern application in Diagnostic Radiography. The focus extends from general radiography through fluoroscopy to 3D angiography as applied in general hospitals and clinics.

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Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database

The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database is an online source of scientific information regarding molecular imaging and contrast agents. The database includes, but is not limited to, agents developed for positron emission tomography (PET), single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound (US), computed tomography (CT), optical imaging, planar radiography, and planar gamma imaging.

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Respiratory Disease and Infection

Respiratory disease is a medical term that encompasses pathological conditions affecting the organs and tissues that make gas exchange possible in higher organisms, and includes conditions of the upper respiratory tract, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, alveoli, pleura and pleural cavity, and the nerves and muscles of breathing. This book has been designed to deliver the detailed knowledge about the various respiratory infections including viral, bacterial, and helminthic infections.

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Practical Approach to Lung Health

The manual provides practical guidance to health managers whose efforts are crucial to the achievement of global TB control goals and national targets for case- management of respiratory conditions. It will also be helpful for health care providers at both first-level health care facilities and the first referral level.

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Insights and Perspectives in Rheumatology

This book offers a range of perspectives on pathogenesis, clinical features and treatment of different rheumatic diseases, with a particular focus on some of the interesting aspects of Sjogren's syndrome. It contains detailed and thorough reviews by international experts, with a diverse range of academic backgrounds.

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Challenges in Rheumatology

This book will help trainees become better physicians and scientists, and that it will help practicing rheumatologists to provide better care, and ultimately, improve the quality of life of our patients.

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Basic Surgical Techniques by University Of Pecs

The surgical techniques is a popular subject. It is a subject in which the medical students -for the first time- will see the inside of the living and pulsating organism. Topics covered includes: History of surgery, Layout and equipments of the operating room, technical background, sterilisation, disinfection, the possibilities to prevent the wound infection , asepsis, antisepsis, Basic surgical instruments, suture materials, types of suture, Wounds and the basic principles of wound management, haemorrhage and bleeding control, general and local consequencies of injury, Operation (acute, elective, patient preparation, surgical explorations), Basics of the laparoscopic surgery, Basics of the microsurgery, Description of practices.

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Essential Surgical Skills

Essential surgical skills are vital for the training of trainees in surgical practice. In this manual we intended to highlight the practical and management skill for health officer students. The management skill was attempted to be addressed through a short theoretical introduction and case scenarios. The case scenarios are meant to elicit discussion and to revise the subject matter in that specific chapter.

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Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise

The object of this book is to present to the student of medicine and the practitioner removed from the schools, a series of dissections demonstrative of the relative anatomy of the principal regions of the human body.

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Orthopaedic Surgical Anatomy Teaching Collection

The images in this collection were collected over the long career of Irving Rehman, Ph.D., who taught anatomy as a faculty member at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. The original collection consisted of 16,000 photographs and illustrations of human anatomy dissections maintained in 3-ring binders.

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Principles of Toxicology

Toxicology studies the injurious effects of chemical and physical agents on living organisms, observed as alterations in structure and function.Topics covered includes:Targets and Bio-Transformation, Toxicokinetics, Hemato- and Vascular Toxicity, Dermatotoxicity, Neurotoxicity, Hepatotoxicity, Nephrotoxicity, Pulmonary Toxicity, Reproductive Toxicity, Geno toxicity and Carcinogenicity.

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Basic analytical toxicology

The aim of this manual is to help hospital laboratories in developing countries to provide a basic analytical toxicology service using a minimum of special apparatus.

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Musculoskeletal Lecture Materials

This sequence presents the basic principles of bone and joint structure and function and to review many of the disease entities related to this system and to the soft tissue as well. General clinical approaches to diagnosis and treatment will be discussed as well.

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A Primer Based on Workplace Evaluations of Musculoskeletal Disorders

This primer describes the basic elements of a workplace program aimed at preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Management commitment, worker participation, and training are addressed along with procedures for identifying evaluating, and controlling risk factors for WMSDs.

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Excretory System

This note covers the following topics: Generalized Insect Alimentary Tract, Including Excretory System, Excretory System In Humans And Insects, Functions Of The Excretory System In Insects, Structure Of Anal Papillae, Anal Organs And Rectal Papillae, Terrestrial Insects Lose Water, Structure Compliments Function At The Ultrastructural Level, Fat Body Cells, Trophocytes, Bacteriocytes, Urate Cells, Insect Meconium, Excretory System As A Target For Pest Control.

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Clinical Management of Complicated Urinary Tract Infection

This book provides comprehensive information on etiology, epidemiology, immunology, pathology, pathogenic mechanisms, symptomatology, investigation and management of urinary tract infection. Chapters cover common problems in urinary tract infection and put emphasis on the importance of making a correct clinical decision and choosing the appropriate therapeutic approach.

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Veterinary Histology

This note explains the histological structure of each of the organs in the systems and then the structural and functional relationships of the cells, tissues and organs in the systems.

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Healthy Animals Instructional Resources

This note helps to simplify and organize complex topics, and to brief the student on problems and the important aspects to explore during dissections. The primary objective of this note is to provide the opportunity for students to acquire some knowledge in the anatomy of the horse and other domestic herbivores. This knowledge base will become the framework upon which more advanced procedures, concepts, and exploration in the field of Veterinary Medicine.

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