Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

Essentials of Pathophysiology: Concepts of Altered Health States (Point (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins))

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Designed to provide students with essential concepts of disease processes and altered health states, this text is ideal for both discrete and integrated pathophysiology courses. The Second Edition has over 200 new and revised illustrations and incorporates a new feature "Understanding", which uses large pieces of art to outline key processes using a step-by-step approach. The text continues to include such favorite features as: key concept boxes, color-coded summaries, and icons to delineate special considerations for children, the elderly, and pregnant women.

The free CD-ROM now provides access to three-dimensional animations so visual learners can gain a greater understanding of common disease and cellular processes. The CD-ROM also includes student review questions.


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  1. Rating

    I was so impressed w/ not only the price, but the condition of this book as well as it’s timely delivered. Ad said the book was in “good” condition, this book “excellent-brand new condition”. College bookstore $97.50, I paid $46.58 including expedited shipping; ordered on Thurs. evening & received on Sat. Great experience for first time book buyer of Amazon; will be a repeat customer.

  2. Douglas Long says


    Extremely well written, well edited. Also includes the basic physiology so don’t feel intimidated if you’re not fresh on that. Well organized. Covers all aspects, such as normal versus “abnormal”, pathogenesis, sequelae, pharmacology, etc. In short, it’s very complete. Yet very readable. Of all my nursing and biology books, this is one of my favorites.



    This book gives you a good introduction to pathophysiology without being very technical. Even if you are not a medical professional, you will still grasp the concepts because the author gives simple but adequate definition of the disease and its underlying causes. I am a career switcher (switched to RN) and this book worked for me.

  4. S. Sanabria says


    This is a very well written book for a Pre- Medical student who has taken two serious chemestry courses, anatomy, physiology, biology, physics, and biochemistry. For a nursing student like my self this book is understandable, bur not at all practical for our needs. I suggest using a text book that emphasizes less the detailed occurance of bodily disease, but instead gives a basic understanding of the most common disease, the ramifactaions, interventions, and complications as it deals with nursing practice in real life terms. A doctor will need to understand full the processes in this book. But for a RN a more practical book is suggestable.

  5. Government says


    This is a fine book from an author who collaborated with other writers to make a book that clearly explains the common diseases that disturb the human body and its organ systems.

    What makes this book so good is that before the book discusses about the various diseases that affect the organ systems of the body, you get a preceding chapter that explains the physiology of that organ system when homeostatically normal. This allows the student a quick review and allows the student to compare the behavior of the organ system’s state when it is healthy to when it is altered by disease. Additionally, this book comes with an excellent studyguide to help the student focus on what is important about the various diseases, syndromes and conditons that can make the body unhealthy. The CD that comes with this book is a great educational tool as well. The writers and the publishers of this book did a very fine job of making sure all the tools are in place to help the student appreciate and understand pathophysiology and its importance in the health field.

    This book also has good color pictures of how various diseases look and flow charts of how the disease progresses or manifests.

    The only problem with this book(a minor problem) is that some diseases are not discussed deeply enough. I think that since this is a pathophysiology book, it should go more indepth with the common diseases. An example is the disease glacoma. I’m not sure if it covers glacoma but if it did, it did not cover the signs and symptoms of it enough. It needs to focus on the mechanism of the disease on a cellular level as well as on an organ level. There are some diseases in which the signs, symptoms and diagnosis is well portrayed but the mechnisms are not. Also it needs to focus less on the treatment of the disease and more on the diagnosis IMHO, however that is disputable becuae that is just my opinion.

    Overall this is a fine book. I guess in time this book will have some new improvement when the new editions come out. Good book.

  6. Rating

    I bought this book for a critical care med surg class and found it very helpful.

  7. Rating

    I don’t suggest attempting to read an entire assigned chapter. It’ll take you forever b/c there is so much detail. Instead, first look at the “Key Concepts”, “In Summary”, and “Understanding…” sections first. Then, go back and look at the sections you don’t understand inside the chapter. However, I found myself going more to my microbiology and anatomy/phsyiology books for a less intense explanation.

  8. C. Wisniewski says


    This book is very detailed and great for papers or just for learning.

    This is a book I will be keeping:)

  9. Me all day says


    This patho book is VERY detailed, but has a wealth of info. In some cases I found it to be too detailed, lacking in others. Overall, a good reference book, easy to understand.

  10. WhatDesSays says


    Arrived in perfect condition. but i dont love the formatting of the book. poor glossary and index. needs more defintions to be a first year book.