Immunology for medical students / Matthew Helbert.

By: Helbert, Matthew [author.]Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2017]Copyright date: �2017Edition: Third editionDescription: 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color)Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780702068003; 0702068004Related works: Preceded by (work): Nairn, Roderick. Immunology for medical students. 2nd ed. c2007Subject(s): Immunology | Immunology | HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / General | MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine | MEDICAL / Diseases | MEDICAL / Evidence-Based Medicine | MEDICAL / Internal Medicine | Immune System PhenomenaGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Immunology for medical students.DDC classification: 616.07/9 LOC classification: QR181NLM classification: QW 504Online resources: Click here for the e-copy
Contents:
Introduction to the immune system -- Basic concepts and components of the immune system -- Introduction to antigen recognition -- Antigens and antibody structure -- Antibody-antigen interaction -- Antibody diversity -- The T-cell receptor -- Major histocompatibility complex -- Review of antigen recognition -- Antigen processing and presentation -- Lymphocyte activation -- Hematopoiesis -- Organs and tissues of the immune system -- B-cell development -- T-cell development -- T-cell interactions and T-cell help -- Immunologic memory and homeostasis -- Regulation of the immune system -- Brief review of immune physiology -- Constitutive defenses including complement -- Phagocytes -- Killing in the immune system -- Inflammation -- Cytokines in the immune system -- Infections and vaccines -- Hypersensitivity reactions -- Immediate hypersensitivity (type I) : allergy -- How autoimmune disease develops -- Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity (type II) -- Immune complex disease (type III hypersensitivity) -- Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV) and review of hypersensitivity reactions -- Primary immunodeficiency -- Secondary immunodeficiency -- Transplantation -- Tumor immunology -- Biopharmaceuticals.
Summary: Comprehensive yet concise and easy to read, this updated edition of Immunology for Medical Students effectively explains complex immunology topics and their relevance in clinical practice. Boasting just the right amount of detail for today's busy medical student, it delivers state-of-the-art coverage of the latest scientific and clinical knowledge in the field. Detailed and explanatory illustrations, combined with clinically relevant examples and cases, offer a unique understanding of the human immune system and its role in protecting us from disease. -- Publisher.
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 1, 2018).

Preceded by: Immunology for medical students / Roderick Nairn, Matthew Helbert. 2nd ed. c2007.

Introduction to the immune system -- Basic concepts and components of the immune system -- Introduction to antigen recognition -- Antigens and antibody structure -- Antibody-antigen interaction -- Antibody diversity -- The T-cell receptor -- Major histocompatibility complex -- Review of antigen recognition -- Antigen processing and presentation -- Lymphocyte activation -- Hematopoiesis -- Organs and tissues of the immune system -- B-cell development -- T-cell development -- T-cell interactions and T-cell help -- Immunologic memory and homeostasis -- Regulation of the immune system -- Brief review of immune physiology -- Constitutive defenses including complement -- Phagocytes -- Killing in the immune system -- Inflammation -- Cytokines in the immune system -- Infections and vaccines -- Hypersensitivity reactions -- Immediate hypersensitivity (type I) : allergy -- How autoimmune disease develops -- Antibody-mediated hypersensitivity (type II) -- Immune complex disease (type III hypersensitivity) -- Delayed hypersensitivity (type IV) and review of hypersensitivity reactions -- Primary immunodeficiency -- Secondary immunodeficiency -- Transplantation -- Tumor immunology -- Biopharmaceuticals.

Online resource; title from resource electronic title page (ClinicalKey, viewed June 13, 2016).

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Comprehensive yet concise and easy to read, this updated edition of Immunology for Medical Students effectively explains complex immunology topics and their relevance in clinical practice. Boasting just the right amount of detail for today's busy medical student, it delivers state-of-the-art coverage of the latest scientific and clinical knowledge in the field. Detailed and explanatory illustrations, combined with clinically relevant examples and cases, offer a unique understanding of the human immune system and its role in protecting us from disease. -- Publisher.

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