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A popular treatment of one of the most obscure "systems," this volume describes the chemicals and cells, the nodes and circulation in the lymphatic system together with immune response connections, history of our knowledge, diseases and treatments. This is one of the ten-volume set Human Body Systems under the editorship of Michael Windelspecht, aimed at secondary school and public libraries and the undergraduate collections of comprehensive college libraries. The volumes deal with history, anatomy, physiology, medicine in a largely jargon free text organized topically and followed by acronyms, glossary, organizations & web sites; a decent bibliography; and a modest index. Pricing is reduced for set buyers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
About the Author
JULIE MCDOWELL is an independent scholar and science journalist. She is the author of The Nervous System and Sense Organs, and coauthor of The Lymphatic System, both in the Human Body Systems series. She is also a former assistant editor for two science publications, Today's Chemist at Work and Modern Drug Discovery.
MICHAEL WINDELSPECHT is Assistant Professor of Biology at Appalachian State University. He is the author of two books in Greenwood's Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries through the Ages series, author of The Digestive System, coauthor of The Lymphatic System, and editor of Greenwood's Human Body Systems series.
Table of Contents
The Chemicals and Cells of the Lymphatic System
The Lymph System: An Examination of the Lymph Nodes and Lymphatic Circulation in the Body
Secondary Lymphatic Organs: An Examination of the Lymphatic Functions of the Spleen, Appendix, Peyer's Patches, Tonsils, and Adenoids
The Immune Response: Cell Mediated and Antibody Mediated Responses
The Development of the Lymphatic System
History of Discovery from the Ancients to the 19th Century
The Lymphatic System in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Diseases of the Lymphatic System: Cancer
Diseases of the Lymphatic System: Primary and Secondary Lymphatic Organs
Allergies and Autoimmune Responses
The Influence of Exercise and Nutrition on the Immune Response
Interesting Facts on the Immune System
Websites of Interest
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations