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Introduction to General Medical Conditions covers common illnesses and conditions that afflict the active population. The text is designed to be a reference tool for students and professionals that work with athletes or a physically active population. The reader will be introduced to concepts regarding clinical pathology, pharmacology, and diagnostic testing for non orthopedic conditions. The main focus will be primarily on common conditions encountered in general medicine and the associated diagnosis and treatment information for each. Individual chapters will cover specific body systems and include: a brief review of the body systems, how the pathology is acquired, the common signs and symptoms for easy recognition, and the most commonly prescribed treatment plan. Lastly, preventative measures will be discussed to help patients lead healthy lifestyles, with the hope to avoid contracting these illnesses. Coaches, students in allied health professions, physical education teachers, and even parents and older athletes, will benefit from reading this text. The first unit of the text will cover Introduction to Medical Conditions, Introduction to Clinical Pathology, Common Medical Procedures, Pharmacology Basics, and Growth and Maturation. The second unit of the text will cover conditions for specific body systems including the Immune System, Respiratory System, Circulatory System, Digestive System, Urinary System, Reproductive System, Neurological System, Endocrine System, Integumentary System, and conditions that affect the ears and eyes.