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Microbiology for the Health Sciences

ISBN-10: 0781740002

ISBN-13: 9780781740005

Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Gwendolyn R. W. Burton, Paul G. Engelkirk

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List price: $50.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/18/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 579
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Introduction to Microbiology
Microbiology: The Science
What is Microbiology?
Why Study Microbiology?
Careers in Microbiology
First Microorganisms on Earth
Earliest Known Infectious Diseases
Pioneers in the Science of Microbiology
Microscopy
Introduction
Using the Metric System to Express the Sizes of Microorganisms
Microscopes
Introduction to Microorganisms
Cell Structure and Taxonomy
Introduction
Eucaryotic Cell Structure
Procaryotic Cell Structure
Recap of Structural Differences Between Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells
Reproduction of Organisms and Their Cells
Taxonomy
Determining Relatedness Among Organisms
Diversity of Microorganisms Part 1: Acellular and Procaryotic Microbes
Categories of Microorganisms
Acellular Infectious Agents
The Domain Bacteria
The Domain Archaea
Diversity of Microorganisms Part 2. Eucaryotic Microbes
Introduction
Algae
Protozoa
Fungi
Lichens
Slime Molds
Chemical and Genetic Aspects of Microorganisms
Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life
Introduction
Organic Chemistry
Biochemistry
Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Microbial Physiology
Metabolic Enzymes
Metabolism
Bacterial Genetics
Genetic Engineering
Controlling Microbial Growth in Vitro
Introduction
Factors that Affect Microbial Growth
Encouraging the Growth of Microorganisms in Vitro
Inhibiting the Growth of Microorganisms in Vitro
Using Antimicrobial Agents to Control Microbial Growth in Vivo
Introduction
Ideal Qualities of an Antimicrobial Agent
How Antimicrobial Agents Work
Antibacterial Agents
Antifungal Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiviral Agents
Drug Resistance
What Physicians and Patients can do to Help in the War Against Drug Resistance
Empirical Therapy
Undesirable Effects of Antimicrobial Agents
Concluding Remarks
Environmental Microbiology
Microbial Ecology
Introduction
Symbiotic Relationships Involving Microorganisms
Indigenous Microflora of Humans
Beneficial and Harmful Roles of Indigenous Microflora
Microbial Communities
Agricultural Microbiology
Biotechnology
Bioremediation
Epidemiology and Public Health
Epidemiology
Interactions Among Pathogens, Hosts, and the Environment
Chain of Infection
Reservoirs of Infection
Modes of Transmission
Public Health Agencies
Bioterrorist and Biological Warfare Agents
Water Supplies and Sewage Disposal
Microbiology in Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare Epidemiology: Nosocomial Infections and Infection Control
Introduction
Nosocomial Infections
Infection Control
Concluding Remarks
Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
Introduction
Clinical Specimens
The Pathology Department ("the Lab")
The Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
Pathogenicity and Host Defense Mechanisms
Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
Introduction
Localized Versus Systemic Infections
Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Diseases
Symptoms of a Disease Versus Signs of a Disease
Latent Infections
Primary Versus Secondary Infections
Steps in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
Virulence
Virulence Factors (Attributes that Enable Pathogens to Attach, Escape Destruction, and Cause Disease)
Nonspecific Host Defense Mechanisms
Introduction
Nonspecific Host Defense Mechanisms
First Line of Defense
Second Line of Defense
Specific Host Defense Mechanisms: An Introduction to Immunology
Introduction
Immunity
Humoral Immunity
Cell-Mediated Immunity
Hypersensitivity and Hypersensitivity Reactions
Immunosuppression
Immunology Laboratory
Infectious Diseases
Major Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Diseases of Humans
Introduction
Infectious Diseases of the Skin
Infectious Diseases of the Ears
Infectious Diseases of the Eyes
Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory System
Infectious Diseases of the Oral Cavity (Mouth)
Infectious Diseases of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
Infectious Diseases of the Genitourinary (GU) System
Infectious Diseases of the Circulatory System
Infectious Diseases of the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Appropriate Therapy for Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Infections
Major Parasitic Diseases of Humans: An Introduction to Medical Parasitology
Introduction
Parasitic Protozoa
Protozoal Infections of Humans
Helminths
Helminth Infections of Humans
Appropriate Therapy for Parasitic Diseases
Arthropods
Compendium of Important Bacterial Pathogens of Humans
Useful Conversions
Index