West's Pulmonary Pathophysiology: The Essentials offers accessible explanations of disease processes that affect the respiratory system. This best-selling companion to West's Respiratory Physiology, Tenth Edition has served generations of students. Dr. John B. West, together with new co-author Dr. Andrew M. Luks, presents the vital knowledge you need in a concise, straightforward manner that's easy to understand. - Learn the very latest on COPD, asthma, restrictive lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, and much more. - See how pathophysiology applies to clinical practice with clinical vignettes in every chapter, followed by multiple-choice questions and answers to test your comprehension. - Visualize concepts vividly with the aid of new radiographs, CT images, and color photomicrographs. - Study with ease through abundant chapter outlines, Key Concepts boxes, bulleted review sections, and other helpful summaries. - Prepare for exams with 75 multiple-choice review questions, accompanied by answers and explanations, inside the book as well as in an Interactive Question Bank online.