Microbiology: Principles and Health Science Applications / Edition 1

Microbiology: Principles and Health Science Applications / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0721676634
ISBN-13:
9780721676630
Pub. Date:
02/28/2000
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences

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Microbiology: Principles and Health Science Applications / Edition 1

This is an excellent resource devoted to microbiology as it relates to health related professions. The text includes a clinical focus and concise presentation of information. It assumes no previous knowledge of biology or chemistry. The book features learning objectives, chapter outlines, study questions, and case studies to enforce learning and retention. It also contains an appendix full of prefixes, roots and suffixes used in microbiology.

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ISBN-13: 9780721676630
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 02/28/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 581
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE: AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY
Discovery and Diversity of the Microbial World
The Chemistry of Life
Observations of Microorganisms
Structure of Microbial Cells
UNIT TWO: GROWTH, METABOLISM, AND VARIATION
Microbial Growth
Microbial Metabolism
Microbial Genetics
UNIT THREE: MAJOR GROUPS OF MICROORGANISMS AND MULTICELLULAR PARASITES
Procaryotes: Eubacteria and Archaebacteria
Eucaryotes: Algae, Protozoa, and Fungi
Viruses
UNIT FOUR: HOST-PARASITE RELATIONSHIPS
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
The Nature of Pathogenicity
The Immune Response
Altered Immune Responses: Hypersensitivities
UNIT FIVE: INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HUMANS
Diseases of the Skin, Hair, and Nails
Diseases of the Respiratory System
Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System
Diseases of the Genitourinary Tract
Diseases of the Nervous System, Eye, and Ear
Diseases of Blood, Lymph, and Immune System
UNIT SIX: CONTROL OF MICROORGANISMS
Disinfection and Sterilization
Antimicrobial and Chemotherapeutic Agents
UNIT SEVEN: ENVIRONMENTAL AND FOOD MICROBIOLOGY
Microbiology and the Environment
Microbiology of Food and Beverages
Appendix A: Prefixes, Roots, and Suffixes Used in Microbiology
Appendix B: Temperature and Metric System Measurements
Appendix C: Classification of Bacteria
Appendix D: Pronunciation Guide

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