Designed to provide students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, Essentials of Pathophysiology is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. This abundantly illustrated text is extremely readable and filled with learning tools to highlight important ideas for the reader. Key concept boxes draw attention to important facts, color-coded summaries clarify complex processes discussed throughout the chapters, and icons appear throughout the text highlighting appropriate considerations for children, the elderly, and pregnant women. The free CD-ROM contains 3-D animations, and also contains more than 500 multiple-choice questions to test the reader’s knowledge of difficult concepts. In keeping with the author’s philosophy, Essentials of Pathophysiology relates normal body functioning to the physiologic changes that participate in disease production and occur as a result of the disease. Content is arranged so that concepts build upon one another, thus promoting conceptual understanding as opposed to memorization. Additional resources are available at the Connection Website, connection.LWW.com/go/porthessentials.