Covering all the basic and clinical concepts you need to know for your coursework and USMLEs, Immunology, 9th Edition, offers a well-illustrated, carefully structured approach to this complex and fast-changing field. Carefully edited and authored by experts in both teaching and research, it provides cutting-edge, consistent coverage that links the laboratory and clinical practice. A user-friendly, color-coded format, including key concept boxes, explanatory diagrams, and nearly 200 photos to help you visually grasp and retain challenging concepts.
Explains the building blocks of the immune system - cells, organs, and major receptor molecules - as well as initiation and actions of the immune response, especially in a clinical context.
Features a reorganized format that presents immunology in the order in which is typically taught and learned, better integrating basic and clinical immunology.
Provides Critical Thinking boxes, chapter-opening summaries, and case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective review and quick practice for exams – plus more learning opportunities online, including USMLE-style questions and clinical cases.
SECTION 1 The Immune System and Innate Immunity
1 Introduction to the Immune System
2 Cells, Tissues and Organs of the Immune System
3 Mechanisms of Innate Immunity
5 Mononuclear Phagocytes in Immune Defence
SECTION 2 Adaptive Immune Responses
6 T-Cell Receptors and Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules
7 Antigen Presentation
8 Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity
9 B-Cell Development and the Antibody Response
11 Immunological Tolerance
12 Regulation of the Immune Response
13 Immune Responses in Tissues
SECTION 3 Defence Against Infectious Agents
14 Immunity to Viruses
15 Immunity to Bacteria and Fungi
16 Immunity to Protozoa and Worms
SECTION 4 Immunodeficiency
18 Primary Immunodeficiencies
19 AIDS, Secondary Immunodeficiency and Immunosuppression
SECTION 5 Immune Responses Against Tissues
20 Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Disease
21 Transplantation and Rejection
22 Immunity to Cancers
SECTION 6 Hypersensitivity
23 Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I)
24 Hypersensitivity (Type II)
25 Hypersensitivity (Type III)
26 Hypersensitivity (Type IV)
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- 19th February 2020
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