Immunology for Medical Students - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702068010, 9780702067983

Immunology for Medical Students

3rd Edition

Authors: Matthew Helbert
eBook ISBN: 9780702067983
eBook ISBN: 9780702068003
eBook ISBN: 9780702067952
Paperback ISBN: 9780702068010
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 17th June 2016
Page Count: 344
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Designed with a clear focus on the needs of medical students.
  • Includes overview illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, as well as illustrations with dialogue boxes.
  • Immunology icons are repeated throughout the text, accompanied by a helpful Icon Key.
  • Detailed clinical cases demonstrate real-world applications.
  • Technical boxes point out important scientific advances.
  • End-of-chapter checklists of learning points facilitate review.

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
344
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780702067983
eBook ISBN:
9780702068003
eBook ISBN:
9780702067952
Paperback ISBN:
9780702068010

About the Author

Matthew Helbert

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Immunologist, Yorkshire, UK