Description

Human Parasitology emphasizes the medical aspects of the topic, 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 encyclopaedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested not only in the medical aspects of Parasitology but also to those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites.

Key Features

*Updated and expanded reference section *New chapter on Immunology *Additional SEM and TEM micrographs *Professionally drawn life cycle illustrations *Addition of “Host Immune Response” section for each organism

Readership

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

Table of Contents

Symbiosis and Parasitism Parasite-Host Interactions General Characteristics of the Protozoa Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria Genearal Characteristics of the Trematoda Visceral Flukes Blood Flukes General Characteristics of the Cestoidea Intestinal Tapeworms Extraintestinal Tapeworms General Characteristics of the Nematoda Intestinal Nematodes Blood and Tissue Nematodes Arthropods as Vectors

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780120884681
Electronic ISBN:
9780080547251

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