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Human Parasitology

ISBN-10: 0120884682
ISBN-13: 9780120884681
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Human Parasitologyemphasizes the medical aspects of the topic, while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical  More...

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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.948

Human Parasitologyemphasizes the medical aspects of the topic, while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopaedic treatises, Human Parasitologyappeals to students interested not only in the medical aspects of Parasitology but also to those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Symbiosis and Parasitism
Definitions
Ecological Aspects of Parasitism
Medical Implications
Evolution of Parasitism
Selected Readings
Parasite-Host Interactions
Effects of Parasites on Hosts
Biological Adaptations of Parasitism
Opportunistic Parasites
Selected Readings
The Protozoa
General Characteristics of the Protozoa
Locomotor Organelles
Other Organelles
Encystation
Reproduction
Selected Readings
Classification of the Protozoa
Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates
Amoebae
Pathogenic Free-Living Amoebae
Microsporidians
Ciliates
Selected Readings
Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
Nontrichomonad Flagellates
The Genus Trichomonas and Related Forms
Selected Readings
Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
Morphologic Forms
Genus Leishmania
Genus Trypanosoma
Selected Readings
Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
Plasmodium and Human Malaria
Selected Readings
Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Apicomplexans
Babesia
Toxoplasma gondii
Pneumocystis carinii
Cryptosporidium parvum
Cyclospora cayentanensis
Isospora belli
Selected Readings
The Trematoda
General Characteristics of the Trematoda
Structure of Adult
Generalized Life Cycle Patterns
Germ Cell Cycle
Physiology
Chemotherapy
Selected Readings
Classification of the Trematoda
Visceral Flukes
Liver Flukes
Intestinal Flukes
Lung Flukes
Selected Readings
Blood Flukes
Morphology
Life Cycle
Variations
Symptomatology and Diagnosis
Chemotherapy
Immunity
Other Schistosomes
Swimmer's Itch
Selected Readings
The Cestoidea
General Characteristics of the Cestoidea
Structure of Adult
Life Cycle Patterns
Physiology
Chemotherapy
Selected Readings
Classification of the Cestoidea
Intestinal Tapeworms
Diphyllobothrium latum
Taenia solium
Taenia saginata
Hymenolepis nana
Hymenolepis diminuta
Dipylidium caninum
Selected Readings
Extraintestinal Tapeworms
Human Sparganosis
Human Cysticercosis
Human Hydatidosis
Selected Readings
The Nematoda
General Characteristics of the Nematoda
Structure of Adult
Selected Reading
Classification of the Nematoda
Intestinal Nematodes
The Adenophorea
The Secernentea
Human Hookworm Disease
Selected Readings
Blood and Tissue Nematodes
Life Cycle
Periodicity
Filarial Worms
The Guinea Worm
Selected Readings
Arthropoda
Arthropods as Vectors
Significance of Arthropods as Vectors
General Structural Features
The Dipterans
Other Insects
The Acarines
Selected Readings
Classification of the Arthropoda
Glossary
Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Brand Names
Current Chemotherapeutic Regimens
Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs
Index

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