Immunology for Medical Students

ISBN-10: 0323043313

ISBN-13: 9780323043311

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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Efficiently master key immunology principles! State-of-the-art coverage brings you all of the latest scientific and clinical knowledge, including a new chapter on the use of antibodies and cytokines in immunotherapy. Crystal-clear illustrations, detailed clinical cases, and a user-friendly presentation make immunology remarkably easy to understand. And now, online access via STUDENT CONSULT makes this an even more effective learning resource! Crystal-clear illustrations make immunology remarkably easy to understand. Detailed clinical cases demonstrate real-world applications. Technical boxes point out important scientific advances. End-of-chapter checklists of learning points facilitate review. A new chapter explores the use of antibodies and cytokines in immunotherapy, an exciting new clinical application of state-of-the-art immunology knowledge. New summary illustrations open each chapter, giving you a synopsis at a glance. A new Glossary concisely defines all key terms. STUDENT CONSULT access is included at no additional charge, enabling you to consult the book online, anywhere you go perform quick searches add your own notes and bookmarks follow Integration Links to related bonus content from other STUDENT CONSULT titlesto help you see the connections between diverse disciplines and more!
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List price: $64.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/4/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.70" wide x 11.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Basic concepts and components of the immune system
Basic concepts
Antigen-recognition molecules
Introduction to antigen recognition
Antigens and antibody structure
Antibody-antigen interaction
Antibody diversity
The T cell receptor
Major histocompatibility complex
Review of antigen recognition
Antigen processing and presentation
Lymphocyte activation
The organs and tissues 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
Killing in the immune system
Review of innate immunity
Immune system in health and disease
Infections and vaccines
Hypersensitivity reactions
Immediate hypersensitivity (type I): allergy
Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity (type II)
Immune complex disease (type III hypersensitivity)
Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV)
Primary immunodeficiency
Secondary immunodeficiency
Tumor immunology
Review of immunity in health and disease
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