Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System

by Abul K. Abbas
     
 

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Here's a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with an emphasis on clinical disorders.

Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork, the format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, review questions in every chapter, appendices summarizing the features of CD Molecules, a

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Here's a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with an emphasis on clinical disorders.

Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork, the format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, review questions in every chapter, appendices summarizing the features of CD Molecules, a handy Glossary, and Clinical Cases that test your understanding of how the immune system functions in health and disease. Stay current thanks to the most up-to-date immunology information on the market. Access integration links through included Student Consult access for more in-depth study. Relate basic science to clinical disorders using clinical cases for better application in a real-world setting. Understand the latest immunological terminology with the included full glossary.

About the Author:
Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Professor and Chair Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California

About the Author:
Andrew H. Lichtman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Editorial Reviews

Reviewer:Marion C. Cohen, PhD(University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-NJMS)
Description:This compact book covers most of the major topics taught in basic immunology courses for medical and dental students. The material is presented in a very concise manner so that the level of detail is limited and some topics receive little attention. The most recent edition was published in 2006.
Purpose:The goal is to present a picture of how the immune system works in a way that allows students to learn basic principles without becoming bogged down in details that are more appropriately covered in advanced courses. Thus the book is limited to what the authors consider the key concepts of the field. Given the increase in information about the immune system, setting limits may be a good thing.
Audience:Medical students studying immunology during their preclinical years are the primary audience, but dental students could also use it.
Features:In addition to trying to cover the major topics that are taught in most medical immunology courses, this book focuses on human immune responses against infectious microbes. Factual details purposely have been limited. Although there are a few clinical cases presented in the appendix, immunologic diseases are presented in the chapters only to emphasize their relation to normal immune responses. Unfortunately, some topics are not covered. For example, there is little about the mucosal immune system, which is different from the peripheral immune system. The figures are presented well, but in some cases they are too complicated and condensed. (They are also available for use by faculty intheir presentations through Elsevier's Student Consult system.) There is also an extensive glossary and a list of the principal features of selected CD markers. At the end of each chapter is a list of review questions to reinforce the information that has been introduced.
Assessment:For some immunology courses, this is unquestionably an excellent choice. Other course directors and faculty might prefer a book with a bit more meat. Students will probably be happy with a book this size and it is certainly easy to read. Most importantly, immunology is a constantly changing discipline and this book is up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455758999
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/05/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,206,203
File size:
18 MB
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Abul K. Abbas, MBBS, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

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