Understanding pathophysiology is the first step toward clinical medicine. This book presents the most important mechanisms of how disease develops in nearly 200 vivid color plates accompanied by clear text. Every double page-text on the left and pictures on the right-gives a rapid and complete overview of its topic. The contents are organized systematically and a color-coded thumb index makes it easy to navigate through the book. Where necessary for clarity, the basics of physiology are explained again. Numerous clinical references illustrate the links between theory and practice. The pocket atlas has been fully revised and updated for the third edition. It now includes detailed information about malaria, energy metabolism, eating disorders, and obesity. Color Atlas of Pathophysiology is the ideal supplement to Color Atlas of Physiology! Stefan Silbernagl, MD, is Professor, Institute of Physiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany. Florian Lang, is Professor, Institute of Physiology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.