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Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology emphasizes a medical perspective while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology and those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This 4e has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens. New to this Edition:
• Features expanded coverage of the evolution of parasitism and an extensive update to immunology of parasite-host interactions
• Offers an enhanced art program featuring life-cycle illustrations and additional SEM and TEM micrographs
• New Host Immune Response section for each organism

Audience

Premedical, medical technology, and undergraduate microbiology students as well as researchers and professionals in related disciplines.

Hardbound, 448 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-415915-0

Reviews

  • "There are few textbooks for students studying medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students." -Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine "There are few textbooks for students stuyding medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students." -Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine

Contents

  • Chapter 1 - Symbiosis and Parasitism
    Chapter 2 - Parasite-Host Interactions

    Part I:  The Protozoa
    Chapter 3 - General Characteristics of the Euprotista (Protozoa)
    Chapter 4 - Visceral Protozoa I: (Amoebae) and Ciliophorans
    Chapter 5 - Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
    Chapter 6 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
    Chapter 7 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
    Chapter 8 - Blood and Tissue Protozoa III: Other Protists

    Part II:  The Trematoda
    Chapter 9 - General Characteristics of the Trematoda
    Chapter 10 - Visceral Flukes
    Chapter 11 - Blood Flukes

    Part III:  The Cestoda
    Chapter 12 - General Characteristics of the Cestoda
    Chapter 13 - Intestinal Tapeworms
    Chapter 14 - Extraintestinal Tapeworms

    Part IV:  The Nematoda
    Chapter 15 - General Characteristics of the Nematoda
    Chapter 16 - Intestinal Nematodes
    Chapter 17 - Blood and Tissue Nematodes

    Part V:  Arthropoda
    Chapter 18 - Arthropods as Vectors

    Glossary
    Appendix A - Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Name Brands
    Appendix B - Current Chemotherapeutic Regiments
    Appendix C - Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs
    Index

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