- Pharmacy-specific coverage narrows the broad field of immunology to those areas most pertinent and clinically relevant to pharmacy students.
- 165 full-color illustrations help to illuminate difficult concepts.
- Factors That Influence the Immune Response chapter covers biological agents including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and their related toxins and how they relate to the immune system.
- Three chapters on vaccinations prepare you for this important part of the pharmacist's role by discussing cancer treatment with whole tumor vaccines, cell vaccines, and viral vector vaccines, describing other vaccines such as recombinant vaccines and plant vaccines, and examining how diseases such as diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus respond to vaccinations.
- A summary of drugs used in treating each condition helps you understand typical treatments and their immunological mechanisms, so you can choose proper treatments.
- Integrated information makes it easier to understand how various parts of the immune system work together, leading to a better understanding of immunology as a whole.
- A unique focus on practical application and critical thinking shows the interrelationship of concepts and makes it easier to apply theory to practice.
- Information on AIDS covers the identification and treatment of both strains of HIV as well as AIDS, preparing you for diseases you will see in practice.
- Unique student-friendly features simplify your study with learning objectives and key terms at the beginning of each chapter, bulleted summaries and self-assessment questions at the end of each chapter, and a glossary at the back of the book.
- Over 60 tables summarize and provide quick reference to important material
1. Cells of the Immune System
2. Innate Immunity
3. Immunogenicity and Antigenicity
4. Antigen Presenting Molecules
5. Antigen Presenting Cells
6. Surface Interactions Between T cells and Antigen Presenting Cells
7. Intracellular Signaling and T cell activation
8. B Cell Activation and Signaling
10. Antibody Diversity
13. Antibodies and In Vivo Therapy
14. Antibodies and In Vitro Research and Diagnostic Assays
15. IgE Mediated Reactions
16. Autoimmune Reactions and Transplantation
17. Antigen Processing for Cell Mediated Responses
18. Delayed Hypersensitivity Reactions to Infectious and Contact Allergens
19. Role of Cytotoxic T cells in Defense Against Viruses, Intracellular Parasites, Tumors, and Transplant Rejection
20. Role of Natural Killer Cells in Defense Against Viruses and Tumors
21. Control of the Immune Response
22. Factors that Influence the Immune Response
23. Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
24. Vaccines in Theory and Practice
25. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases