Summary: This carry-along reference addresses the development and progression of disease. Readers master the basic principles and processes of health and disease and how more than 400 individual diseases affect the human body. Causes, pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, and treatments are reviewed for each disease. Also included are separate entries on body-system anatomy and physiology. More than 100 illustrations and flowcharts clarify key concepts. Content ...show moreincludes fundamentals of cell homeostasis, cancer, infection, genetics, and fluids and electrolytes; cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hematologic, immune, endocrine, reproductive, renal, integumentary, and sensory systems; appendices, including a 16-page full-color section on the pathophysiology of selected diseases; an index and more.