1st Edition - November 1, 1985

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  • Authors: Lars Å. Hanson, Hans Wigzell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140438

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Immunology focuses on the study of immunology. The first half of this book provides a treatise of basic immunology, while the rest is more clinically orientated and illustrates the importance of immune mechanisms for health and disease. This text emphasizes the three good reasons why immunology should be studied. First is that man cannot survive without immunological defense against foreign material. Second is that these same immunological defense mechanisms can cause various forms of tissue damage that result in different diseases. Finally, some immunological reactions can be used as sensitive and highly specific methods for analytical and diagnostically useful determinations of low molecular substances. This publication is primarily intended for students of medicine and natural sciences, as well as clinicians concerned with the field of immunology.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Anatomy of the Immune System

    2 Immunoglobulins

    3 Antigens

    4 Antigen-Antibody Reactions

    5 The Complement System

    6 Production of Antibodies

    7 Cell-Mediated Immune Reactions

    8 Immune Tolerance and Autoimmunity

    9 Immunogenetics

    10 Tumour Immunology

    11 Host Defence against Infections

    12 Immunoprophylaxis-Immunoglobulins, Vaccines

    13 Deficiencies in Host Defence

    14 Clinical Transplantation Immunology

    15 Clinical Tumour Immunology

    16 Immunological Diseases: Immunological Reactivity, Inflammation and Tissue Damage

    17 Atopic Allergies and Contact Allergies

    18 Immunological Side Effects of Drugs

    19 Immune Complex Diseases

    20 The Complement System and Disease

    21 Autoimmune Diseases

    22 Immunosuppressive Therapy

    Appendix 1: Blood Group Serology for Clinical Use

    Appendix 2: Immunological Diagnosis of Immunodeficiencies and Immunological Diseases



Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1985
  • Published: November 1, 1985
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483140438

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Lars Å. Hanson

Hans Wigzell

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