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The Merck Manual of Medical Information--Home Edition
Contents
Front Matter
    Preface
    Editors and Editorial Board
    Consultants
    Contributors
    Editorial and Production Staff
    A Guide for Readers
    Understanding Medical Terms
Section 1. Fundamentals
    1. Anatomy
    2. Genetics
    3. The Aging Body
    4. Death and Dying
Section 2. Drugs
    5. Overview of Drugs
    6. Drug Administration, Distribution, and Elimination
    7. Pharmacodynamics
    8. Factors Affecting Drug Response
    9. Drugs and Aging
    10. Adverse Drug Reactions
    11. Compliance With Drug Treatment
    12. Generic Drugs
    13. Over-the-Counter Drugs
Section 3. Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders
    14. Biology of the Heart and Blood Vessels
    15. Diagnosis of Heart Disease
    16. Abnormal Heart Rhythms
    17. Heart Failure
    18. Cardiomyopathy
    19. Heart Valve Disorders
    20. Heart Tumors
    21. Endocarditis
    22. Pericardial Disease
    23. Low Blood Pressure
    24. Shock
    25. High Blood Pressure
    26. Atherosclerosis
    27. Coronary Artery Disease
    28. Peripheral Arterial Disease
    29. Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection
    30. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Section 4. Lung and Airway Disorders
    31. Biology of the Lungs and Airways
    32. Diagnostic Tests for Lung and Airway Disorders
    33. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    34. Pulmonary Embolism
    35. Bronchitis
    36. Bronchiectasis and Atelectasis
    37. Obstructive Airway Diseases
    38. Occupational Lung Diseases
    39. Allergic Diseases of the Lungs
    40. Infiltrative Lung Diseases
    41. Pneumonia
    42. Lung Abscess
    43. Cystic Fibrosis
    44. Pleural Disorders
    45. Lung Cancer
Section 5. Bone, Joint, and Muscle Disorders
    46. Bones, Joints, and Muscles
    47. Osteoporosis
    48. Paget's Disease of Bone
    49. Bone Tumors
    50. Osteoarthritis
    51. Disorders of Joints and Connective Tissue
    52. Gout and Pseudogout
    53. Bone and Joint Infections
    54. Charcot's Joints
    55. Disorders of Muscles, Bursas, and Tendons
    56. Foot Problems
    57. Sports Injuries
    58. Exercise and Fitness
Section 6. Brain and Nerve Disorders
    59. Biology of the Nervous System
    60. Examination and Tests
    61. Pain
    62. Headaches
    63. Vertigo
    64. Sleep Disorders
    65. Muscle Weakness
    66. Muscular Dystrophy and Related Disorders
    67. Movement Disorders
    68. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
    69. Spinal Cord Disorders
    70. Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    71. Cranial Nerve Disorders
    72. Smell and Taste Disorders
    73. Seizure Disorders
    74. Stroke and Related Disorders
    75. Head Injuries
    76. Delirium and Dementia
    77. Stupor and Coma
    78. Infections of the Brain and Spinal Cord
    79. Tumors of the Nervous System
Section 7. Mental Health Disorders
    80. Overview of Mental Health Care
    81. Psychosomatic Disorders
    82. Somatoform Disorders
    83. Anxiety Disorders
    84. Depression and Mania
    85. Suicidal Behavior
    86. Eating Disorders
    87. Sexuality and Psychosexual Disorders
    88. Disorders of the Sexual Function
    89. Personality Disorders
    90. Dissociative Disorders
    91. Schizophrenia and Delusional Disorder
    92. Drug Dependence and Addiction
Section 8. Mouth and Dental Disorders
    93. Disorders of the Lips, Mouth, and Tongue
    94. Tooth Disorders
    95. Periodontal Diseases
    96. Disorders of the Temporomandibular Joint
    97. Urgent Dental Problems
    98. Cancer and Other Growths of the Mouth
Section 9. Digestive Disorders
    99. Biology of the Digestive System
    100. Diagnostic Tests for Digestive Disorders
    101. Disorders of the Esophagus
    102. Disorders of the Stomach and Duodenum
    103. Disorders of the Anus and Rectum
    104. Disorders of the Pancreas
    105. Indigestion
    106. Gastroenteritis
    107. Bowel Movement Disorders
    108. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
    109. Antibiotic-Associated Colitis
    110. Malabsorption Syndromes
    111. Diverticular Disease
    112. Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    113. Cancer and Other Growths of the Digestive System
Section 10. Liver and Gallbladder Disorders
    114. Biology of the Liver and Gallbladder
    115. Diagnostic Tests for Liver and Gallbladder Disorders
    116. Clinical Manifestations of Liver Disease
    117. Fatty Liver, Cirrhosis, and Related Disorders
    118. Hepatitis
    119. Blood Vessel Disorders of the Liver
    120. Liver Tumors
    121. Gallbladder Disorders
Section 11. Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders
    122. Biology of the Kidneys and Urinary Tract
    123. Kidney Failure
    124. Nephritis
    125. Blood Vessel Disorders of the Kidneys
    126. Metabolic and Congenital Kidney Disorders
    127. Urinary Tract Infections
    128. Urinary Tract Obstruction
    129. Neurogenic Bladder
    130. Urinary Incontinence
    131. Injury to the Urinary Tract
    132. Kidney and Urinary Tract Tumors and Cancers
Section 12. Disorders of Nutrition and Metabolism
    133. Overview of Nutrition
    134. Malnutrition
    135. Vitamins and Minerals
    136. Water Balance
    137. Salt Balance
    138. Acid-Base Balance
    139. Disorders of Cholesterol and Other Fats
    140. Obesity
    141. Porphyrias
    142. Amyloidosis
Section 13. Hormonal Disorders
    143. Endocrine System and Hormones
    144. Pituitary Gland Disorders
    145. Thyroid Gland Disorders
    146. Adrenal Gland Disorders
    147. Diabetes Mellitus
    148. Hypoglycemia
    149. Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Syndromes
    150. Polyglandular Deficiency Syndromes
    151. Carcinoid
Section 14. Blood Disorders
    152. Biology of Blood
    153. Blood Transfusion
    154. Anemias
    155. Bleeding Disorders
    156. White Blood Cell Disorders
    157. Leukemias
    158. Lymphomas
    159. Plasma Cell Disorders
    160. Myeloproliferative Disorders
    161. Spleen Disorders
Section 15. Cancer
    162. Causes and Risks of Cancer
    163. Cancer and the Immune System
    164. Diagnosis of Cancer
    165. Complications of Cancer
    166. Cancer Treatment
Section 16. Immune Disorders
    167. Biology of the Immune System
    168. Immunodeficiency Disorders
    169. Allergic Reactions
    170. Transplantation
Section 17. Infections
    171. Biology of Infectious Disease
    172. Immunizations to Prevent Infection
    173. Anti-Infective Drugs
    174. Infections of the Skin and Underlying Tissue
    175. Abscesses
    176. Bacteremia and Septic Shock
    177. Bacillary Infections
    178. Coccal Infections
    179. Spirochetal Infections
    180. Anaerobic Bacterial Infections
    181. Tuberculosis
    182. Leprosy
    183. Rickettsial Infections
    184. Parasitic Infections
    185. Fungal Infections
    186. Viral Infections
    187. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
    188. Infections in People With Impaired Defenses
    189. Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Section 18. Skin Disorders
    190. Biology of the Skin
    191. Topical Skin Medications
    192. Itching
    193. Superficial Skin Disorders
    194. Dermatitis
    195. Skin Inflammation
    196. Blistering Diseases
    197. Bedsores
    198. Sweating Disorders
    199. Sebaceous Gland Disorders
    200. Hair Disorders
    201. Bacterial Skin Infections
    202. Fungal Skin Infections
    203. Parasitic Skin Infections
    204. Viral Skin Infections
    205. Sunlight and Skin Damage
    206. Pigment Disorders
    207. Noncancerous Skin Growths
    208. Skin Cancers
Section 19. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
    209. Ears, Nose and Throat
    210. Hearing Loss and Deafness
    211. Outer Ear Disorders
    212. Middle and Inner Ear Disorders
    213. Disorders of the Nose and Sinuses
    214. Throat Disorders
    215. Head and Neck Cancers
Section 20. Eye Disorders
    216. Eyes and Vision
    217. Refractive Disorders
    218. Eye Injuries
    219. Eye Socket Disorders
    220. Eyelid an Tear Gland Disorders
    221. Disorders of the Conjunctiva
    222. Corneal Disorders
    223. Cataracts
    224. Disorders of the Uvea
    225. Retinal Disorders
    226. Glaucoma
    227. Optic Nerve Disorders
Section 21. Men's Health Issues
    228. Male Reproductive System
    229. Disorders of the Penis, Prostate, and Testes
    230. Impotence
Section 22. Women's Health Issues
    231. Female Reproductive System
    232. Hormones and Reproduction
    233. Menopause
    234. Common Gynecologic Problems
    235. Absent or Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
    236. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    237. Endometriosis
    238. Breast Disorders
    239. Cancers of the Female Reproductive System
    240. Infertility
    241. Family Planning
    242. Tests for Genetic Disorders
    243. Pregnancy
    244. High-Risk Pregnancy
    245. Complications of Pregnancy
    246. Diseases That Can Complicate Pregnancy
    247. Drug Use During Pregnancy
    248. Labor and Delivery
    249. Complications of Labor and Delivery
    250. Postdelivery Period
Section 23. Children's Health Issues
    251. Normal Newborns and Infants
    252. Problems in Newborns and Infants
    253. Infections in Newborns and Infants
    254. Birth Defects
    255. Mental Retardation
    256. Sick Children and Their Families
    257. Developmental Problems in Young Children
    258. Puberty and Problems in Adolescents
    259. Bacterial Infections
    260. Viral Infections
    261. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection
    262. Pinworm Infection
    263. Disorders Likely Caused by Infection
    264. Childhood Cancers
    265. Gastrointestinal Disorders
    266. Nutritional Disorders
    267. Metabolic Disorders
    268. Hormonal Disorders
    269. Musculoskeletal Disorders
    270. Cerebral Palsy
    271. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
    272. Eye Disorders
    273. Mental Health Disorders
    274. Child Abuse and Neglect
    275. Poisoning
    276. Injuries
Section 24. Accidents and Injuries
    277. Burns
    278. Electrical Injuries
    279. Radiation Injury
    280. Heat Disorders
    281. Cold Injuries
    282. Mountain Sickness
    283. Near Drowning
    284. Diving Injuries
    285. Air Travel and Medical Problems
    286. Poisoning
    287. Venomous Bites and Stings
Appendixes
    I. Legal Issues
    II. Weights and Measures
    III. Common Medical Tests
    IV. Some Trade Names of Generic Drugs
    V. Resources for Help and Information

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