Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 7

Immunology: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access / Edition 7

by David Male, Jonathan Brostoff, David Roth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323033997

ISBN-13: 9780323033992

Pub. Date: 04/25/2006

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Immunology, 8th Edition makes it easy for you to learn all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLEs. This medical textbook’s highly visual, carefully structured approach makes immunology simple to understand and remember.


• Understand the building blocks of the immune system

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Overview

Immunology, 8th Edition makes it easy for you to learn all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLEs. This medical textbook’s highly visual, carefully structured approach makes immunology simple to understand and remember.


• Understand the building blocks of the immune system
- cells, organs and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.
• Visually grasp and retain difficult concepts easily
thanks to a user-friendly color-coded format, key concept boxes, explanatory diagrams, and over 190 photos to help you visualize tissues and diseases.
• Put concepts into practice. "
Critical Thinking Boxes" and 25 online cases encourage you to "think immunologically" while anchoring your understanding of immunology through clinical application.
• Gauge your mastery of the material
and build confidence with high-yield style chapter-opening summaries and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for your exams.
• Access the full contents online at www.studentconsult.com
where you'll find the complete text and illustrations, USMLE-style questions, clinical cases, and much more!


• Get the depth of coverage you need in a smaller, more manageably sized book.
Through meticulous editing and reorganization, primary material remains in the book while more specialized and clinical material has been moved online.
• Master the most cutting-edge concepts in immunology.
Thorough updates throughout provide the timely knowledge you need ace your exams.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323033992
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
04/25/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
564
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to the immune system3
2Cells, tissues and organs of the immune system19
3Antibodies59
4Complement87
5T cell receptors and MHC molecules105
6Mechanisms of innate immunity127
7Antigen presentation145
8Cell cooperation in the antibody response163
9Mononuclear phagocytes in immune defence181
10Cell mediated cytotoxicity203
11Regulation of the immune response215
12Immune responses in tissues235
13Immunity to viruses247
14Immunity to bacteria and fungi257
15Immunity to protozoa and worms277
16Primary immunodeficiency299
17AIDS and secondary immunodeficiency311
18Vaccination325
19Immunological tolerance343
20Autoimmunity and autoimmune disease365
21Transplantation and rejection383
22Immunity to cancers401
23Immediate hypersensitivity (type I)423
24Hypersensitivity (type II)449
25Hypersensitivity (type III)461
26Type IV hypersensitivity477
App. 1Major histocompatibility complex507
App. 2Recognized CD markers of hemopoietic cells and their distribution508
App. 3The major cytokines522
App. 4Human chemokines and their receptors524

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