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  • Editors: David Male, Stokes Peebles, Victoria Male
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078446
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702078460

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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)

        Product details

        • No. of pages: 432
        • Language: English
        • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
        • Published: February 19, 2020
        • Imprint: Elsevier
        • Paperback ISBN: 9780702078446
        • eBook ISBN: 9780702078460

        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

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