The sixth edition of Understanding Pathophysiology, like other editions, has been rigorously updated and revised with consideration of the rapid advances in molecular and cell biology. Many sections have been rewritten or reorganized to provide a foundation for better understanding of the mechanisms of disease. Integrated throughout the text are concepts from the basic sciences, including genetics, epigenetics, gene–environment interaction, immunity, and inflammation. The text has been written to assist students with the translation of the concepts and processes of pathophysiology into clinical practice and to promote lifelong learning.
The book is organized into two parts: Part One, Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology, and Part Two, Body Systems and Diseases. Two new chapters have been added. (Understanding Pathophysiology 6th Edition; Kathryn L. McCance, Neal S. Rote, Sue E. Huether, Valentina L. Brashers; Elsevier ; Preface: Page 9)