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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; With a new pharmacy-specific approach to immunology, Immunology for Pharmacy prepares pharmacists for practice by providing a complete understanding of the basis of immunology and the consequences of either suppressing or enhancing immune function. It covers key subjects such as prophylaxis and vaccination, antibodies as therapeutic and diagnostic agents, biological modifiers, and the rationale for use and mechanisms of therapeutic agents. Written by experienced author and educator Dennis Flaherty, this book presents topics with a logical, step-by-step approach, explaining concepts and their practical application. A companion Evolve website reinforces your understanding with flashcards and animations.
1. Cells of the Immune System 2. Innate Immunity 3. Immunogenicity and Antigenicity 4. Antigen Presenting Molecules 5. Antigen Presenting Cells 6. Surface Interactions Between T cells and Antigen Presenting Cells 7. Intracellular Signaling and T cell activation 8. B Cell Activation and Signaling 9. Antibodies 10. Antibody Diversity 11. Complement 12. Phagocytosis 13. Antibodies and In Vivo Therapy 14. Antibodies and In Vitro Research and Diagnostic Assays 15. IgE Mediated Reactions 16. Autoimmune Reactions and Transplantation 17. Antigen Processing for Cell Mediated Responses 18. Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions to Infectious and Contact Allergens 19. Role of Cytotoxic T cells in Defense Against Viruses, Intracellular Parasites, Tumors, and Transplant Rejection 20. Role of Natural Killer Cells in Defense Against Viruses and Tumors 21. Control of the Immune Response 22. Factors that Influence the Immune Response 23. Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases 24. Vaccines in Theory and Practice 25. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 26. AIDS