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Immunology for Medical Students. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 3688392
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • Elsevier Health Science
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Comprehensive yet concise and easy to read, this updated edition of Immunology for Medical Students effectively explains complex immunology topics and their relevance in clinical practice. Boasting just the right amount of detail for today's busy medical student, it delivers state-of-the-art coverage of the latest scientific and clinical knowledge in the field. Detailed and explanatory illustrations, combined with clinically relevant examples and cases, offer a unique understanding of the human immune system and its role in protecting us from disease.
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Section 1: Introduction

Introduction to the Immune System

Basic Concepts and Components of the Immune System

Section 2: Antigen-Recognition Molecules

3. Introduction to Antigen Recognition

4. Antigens and Antibody Structure

5. Antibody-Antigen Interaction

6. Antibody Diversity

7. The T-Cell Receptor

8. Major Histocompatibility Complex

9. Review of Antigen Recognition

Section 3: Physiology

10. Antigen Processing and Presentation

11. Lymphocyte Activation

12. Hematopoiesis

13. The Organs and Tissues of the Immune System

14. B-Cell Development

15. T-Cell Development

16. T-Cell Interactions and T-Cell Help

17. Immunological Memory and Homeostasis

18. Regulation of the Immune System

19. Brief Review of Immune Physiology

Section 4: Innate Immunity

20. Constitutive Defenses Including Complement

21. Phagocytes

22. Killing in the Immune System

23. Inflammation

24. Cytokines in the Immune System

Section 5: Immune System in Health and Disease

25. Infections and Vaccines

26. Hypersensitivity Reactions

27. Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I): Allergy

28. How Autoimmune Disease Develops

29. Antibody-Mediated Hypersensitivity (Type II)

30. Immune Complex Disease (Type III Hypersensitivity)

31. Delayed Hypersensitivity (Type IV) and Review of Hypersensitivity Reactions

32. Primary Immunodeficiency

33. Secondary Immunodeficiency

34. Transplantation

35. Tumor Immunology

36. Bio Pharmaceuticals

Glossary

Index

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Helbert, Matthew Consultant Immunologist, Yorkshire, UK.
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