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Basic immunology : functions and disorders of the immune system

Author: Abul K Abbas; Andrew H Lichtman; Shiv Pillai; David L Baker, (Medical illustrator); Alexandra Baker
Publisher: St. Louis, Mo. : Elsevier, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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In this updated edition of Basic Immunology, the authors continue to deliver a clear, modern introduction to immunology, making this the obvious choice for today's busy students. Their experience as teachers, course directors, and lecturers helps them to distill the core information required to understand this complex field. Through the use of high-quality illustrations, relevant clinical cases, and concise, focused  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Abbas, Abul K.,
Basic immunology.
(DLC) 2015029015
(OCoLC)915152931
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abul K Abbas; Andrew H Lichtman; Shiv Pillai; David L Baker, (Medical illustrator); Alexandra Baker
ISBN: 9780323400152 0323400159
OCLC Number: 929898069
Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction to the immune system : nomenclature, general properties, and components --
Innate immunity : the early defense against infections --
Antigen capture and presentation to lymphocytes : what lymphocytes see --
Antigen recognition in the adaptive immune system : structure of lymphocyte antigen receptors and development of immune repertoires --
T cell-mediated immunity : activation of t lymphocytes by cell-associated antigens --
Effector mechanisms of t cell-mediated immunity : functions of t cells in host defense --
Humoral immune responses : activation of b lymphocytes and production of antibodies --
Effector mechanisms of humoral immunity : elimination of extracellular microbes and toxins --
Immunological tolerance and autoimmunity : self-nonself discrimination in the immune system and its failure --
Immune responses against tumors and transplants : immunity to noninfectious transformed and foreign cells --
Hypersensitivity : disorders caused by immune responses --
Congenital and acquired immunodeficiencies : diseases caused by defective immunity.
Responsibility: Abul K. Abbas, Andrew H. Lichtman, Shiv Pillai ; Illustrations by David L. Baker, Alexandra Baker.

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In this updated edition of Basic Immunology, the authors continue to deliver a clear, modern introduction to immunology, making this the obvious choice for today's busy students. Their experience as teachers, course directors, and lecturers helps them to distill the core information required to understand this complex field. Through the use of high-quality illustrations, relevant clinical cases, and concise, focused text, it's a perfectly accessible introduction to the workings of the human immune system, with an emphasis on clinical relevance.

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