Introduction to Human Disease: Pathophysiology for Health Professionals, Fifth Edition is a textbook of pathology that also focuses on clinical signs and symptoms and treatment in order to give students a more comprehensive view of human disease. This comprehensive, user-friendly text is well organized for comprehension and addresses the most common and significant diseases. For every major disease there is a box in the text that summarizes the cause, lesion and manifestations. Illustrations feature colorful line drawings and carefully selected gross photographs to augment the studentís understanding of basic disease processes. At the beginning of each chapter there are clear-cut objectives, and ample questions at the end of each chapter to assess comprehension. This new addition features copious color illustrations to facilitate comprehension, clinically oriented information on diseases (diagnostic signs and symptoms, treatments) clear-cut objectives at the beginning of each chapter, and review questions with multiple-choice answers at the end of each chapter. The features that made this textbook so popular through the first four editions have all been retained. Each chapter includes: Objectives; Review of Structure and Function; Most Frequent and Serious Problems; Specific Diseases: Genetic/Developmental, Inflammatory/Degenerative, and Hyperplastic/Neoplastic; Organ Failure; Full-color Illustrations; and End-Of-Chapter Review Questions.