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Clinical Immunotoxicology
     

Clinical Immunotoxicology

by David S Newcombe (Editor), Steven Strauss, John Bloom (Editor), Noel R. Rose (Editor)
 

This text is a comprehensive source of information on the toxic effects of environmental, industrial, and pharmacological agents on the human immune system. Focusing entirely on human immunotoxicology, without relying on animal models, the book explains the basic principles of immunotoxicology defines the mechanisms by which immunotoxins act, describes the clinical

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This text is a comprehensive source of information on the toxic effects of environmental, industrial, and pharmacological agents on the human immune system. Focusing entirely on human immunotoxicology, without relying on animal models, the book explains the basic principles of immunotoxicology defines the mechanisms by which immunotoxins act, describes the clinical expression of immunotoxic disorders in the lung, skin, and other target organs, offers practical guidelines for early detection and control of host defense dysfunctions, and explores strategies for assessing the short- and long-term health effects of new and old chemicals and biologicals. The book includes extensive discussions on the role of low-dose, chronic immunosuppression in cancer, as well as on specific environmental and occupational immunotoxins and immunotoxic drugs used in hematology, anesthesiology, oncology and transplantation surgery.

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An overview of the principles of immunotoxicology--the study of the effect of toxins on the immune system--and of the relevant xenobiotic metabolism and mechanisms of toxicity and their clinical expression. Also reviews specific well-characterized immunological dysfunctions associated with exposure to pharmacologic agents and environmental pollutants. Written for nonspecialist scientists, industrialists, and regulatory personnel, especially those investigating the health effects and safety of new drugs and pollutants. Special attention is given to the inaccuracies that can result from applying animal research to humans, and to the role of low-dose exposure, chronic immunosuppression, and cancer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881678307
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/30/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.04(d)

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