Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

Basic Immunology: Functions and Disorders of the Immune System With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 3

by Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, David L. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416046887

ISBN-13: 9781416046882

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Here’s a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter.

• Relates basic science to clinical disorders through clinical cases for better

Overview

Here’s a readable and concise introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with emphasis on clinical relevance. The format makes learning easy with short, easy-to-read chapters, color tables, key point summaries, and review questions in every chapter.

• Relates basic science to clinical disorders through clinical cases for better application in a real-world setting.

• Includes a full Glossary to keep you on the cutting edge of immunologic terminology.

• Includes 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.

• Illustrated with beautiful full-color artwork for enhanced visual learning.

• Provides the most up-to-date immunology information including coverage of regulatory T cells, and biology of the Th17 subset of CD4+ T cells to keep you completely current.

• Access integration links through included STUDENT CONSULT access for more in-depth study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416046882
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.49(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Immune System

2. Innate Immunity

3. Antigen Capture and Presentations to Lymphocytes

4. Antigen Recognition in the Adaptive Immune System

5. Cell-Mediated Immune Responses

6. Effector Mechanisms of Cell-Mediated Immunity

7. Humoral Immune Responses

8. Effector Mechanisms of Humoral Immunity

9. Immunologic Tolerance and Autoimmunity

10. Immune Responses Against Tumors and Transplants

11. Hypersensitivity Diseases

12. Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies

Suggested Readings

Appendix I: Principal Features of CD Molecules

Appendix II: Glossary

Appendix III: Clinical Cases

Index

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