Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction with VETERINARY CONSULT Access

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Veterinary Consult
The Veterinary Consult version of this title provides electronic access to the complete content of this book. Veterinary Consult allows you to electronically search your entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Purchasing additional Veterinary Consult titles makes your learning experience even more powerful. All of the Veterinary Consult books will work together on your electronic "bookshelf", so that you can search across your entire library of veterinary books. Veterinary Consult: It's the best way to learn!

Book Description
Since 1977, this outstanding book has been the immunology reference of choice for both veterinary students and practitioners. It’s the only complete resource on the subject, featuring a straightforward presentation of basic immunologic principles with comprehensive information on the most significant immunological diseases and responses seen in domestic animals. This meticulously updated new edition explores the latest advances in the field and provides a wealth of clinical examples that illustrate and clarify important concepts.

Book plus fully searchable electronic access to text.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416057628
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/3/2008
  • Edition number: 8
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Defense of the Body 1

2 How Inflammation Is Triggered 11

3 Neutrophils and Their Products 28

4 Macrophages and the Later Stages of Inflammation 41

5 The Complement System 57

6 Cell Signaling: Cytokines and Their Receptors 70

7 Antigens: Triggers of Acquired Immunity 81

8 Dendritic Cells and Antigen Processing 89

9 The Major Histocompatibility Complex 101

10 Organs of the Immune System 112

11 Lymphocytes 128

12 Helper T Cells and Their Response to Antigen 139

13 B Cells and Their Response to Antigen 152

14 Antibodies: Soluble Antigen Receptors 170

15 How Antigen-Binding Receptors are Made 181

16 T Cell Function and the Destruction of Cell-Associated Invaders 196

17 Regulation of Acquired Immunity 209

18 Immunity at Body Surfaces 223

19 Immunity at Body Surfaces 239

20 Vaccines and Their Production 255

21 The Use of Vaccines 270

22 Acquired Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi 286

23 Acquired Immunity to Viruses 297

24 Acquired Immunity to Parasites 312

25 Type I Hypersensitivity 329

26 Red Cell Antigens and Type II Hypersensitivity 347

27 Immune Complexes and Type III Hypersensitivity 357

28 Type IV Hypersensitivity: Delayed Hypersensitivity 369

29 Organ Graft Rejection 380

30 Resistance to Tumors 392

31 Autoimmunity: General Principles 408

32 Organ-Specific Autoimmune Diseases 417

33 The Systemic Immunological Diseases 433

34 Primary Immunodeficiences 448

35 Secondary Immunological Defects 464

36 Drugs and Other Agents that Affect the Immune System 480

37 The Evolution of the Immune System 490

38 Immunodiagnostic Techniques 509

App. 1 Annotated list of Selected CD Molecules 528

App. 2 SomeSelected Cytokines 532

Glossary 535

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