Immunology - 9th Edition - ISBN: 9780702078446, 9780702078460


9th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Editors: David Male Stokes Peebles Victoria Male
Paperback ISBN: 9780702078446
eBook ISBN: 9780702078460
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th February 2020
Page Count: 432

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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.

Key Features

    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.

        Table of Contents

        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

        4 Complement

        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

        10 Antibodies

        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

        17 Vaccination

        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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        About the Editors

        David Male

        Affiliations and Expertise

        Professor of Biology

        Stokes Peebles

        Affiliations and Expertise

        Professor of Medicine

        Victoria Male

        Affiliations and Expertise

        Sir Henry Dale Fellow