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Immunology for Medical Students With Student Consult Online Access

ISBN-10: 0323035760
ISBN-13: 9780323035767
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Joint Winner of The Richard Asher Prize at the Society of Authors and Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Awards. Presenting a unique balance between science and clinical relevance, this new text is a concise, well-illustrated overview of  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 11/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Joint Winner of The Richard Asher Prize at the Society of Authors and Royal Society of Medicine Medical Book Awards. Presenting a unique balance between science and clinical relevance, this new text is a concise, well-illustrated overview of immunology for students. Focusing on what medical students need to know, it fills the niche for a reader-friendly, patient-oriented text in this challenging field. Clinical boxes include real patient scenarios, making the textbook interesting and relevant. Experimental detail is kept to a minimum, used only where it helps the student understand difficult concepts. It also provides a superb review of major components in immunological interaction: important molecules, specific immune response and role of innate response in complementing specific response, and immunity to microbes.

Introduction
Basic concepts and components of the immune system
Basic components
Antigen-recognition molecules
Introduction to antigens and recognition
Antigens and antibody structure
Antibody-antigen interaction
Antibody diversity
The T cell receptor
Major histocompatility complex
Review of antigen recognition
Physiology
Antigen processing and presentation
Lymphocyte activation
Haematopoiesis
The organs and tissue of the immune system
B cell development
T cell development
Cell-cell interaction in generating effector lymphocytes
Immunological memory
Review of immune physiology
Innate immunity
Constitutive defenses including complement
Phagocytes
Killing in the immune system
Inflammation
Review of innate immunity
Immune system in health and disease
Infections and vaccines
Hypersensitivity reactions
Immediate hypersensitivity (type I): allergy
Autoimmunity
Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity (type II)
Immune complex disease (type III hypersensitivity)
Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV)
Primary immunodeficiency
Secondary immunodeficiency
Transplantation
Tumor immunology
Integration of the immune system with other regulatory systems
Review of immunity in health and disease
Index

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