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Parasitology

Author: Jack Chernin
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2000.
Series: Lifelines (Taylor & Francis)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Parasitology as a topic is taught in an increasing number of undergraduate courses throughout the world. This book offers a condensed guide to the subject, covering the basic principles and providing important examples.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Chernin
ISBN: 0748408177 9780748408177
OCLC Number: 122970296
Description: viii, 139 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction to Parasitology. 1.1. Parasites and parasitism. 1.2. The nature of parasitism. 1.3. Parasites effect upon the host. 1.4. Host-parasite reactions. 1.5. Parasite life-cycles --
2. Protozoa. 2.1. The classification of parasitic protozoa. 2.2. Parasitic protozoa of economic importance. 2.3. Flagellated protozoa. 2.4. Spore-forming protozoans. 2.5. Biology of parasitic protozoa --
3. Platyhelminths. 3.1. Main characteristics. 3.2. Turbellarians. 3.3. Cestodes. 3.4. Trematodes (Commonly known as flukes). 3.5. Nematodes (Commonly known as round worms). 3.6. Nepatomorpha (Commonly known as larviform worms). 3.7. Acanthocephala (Commonly known as spiny-headed worms). 3.8. Tapeworms (Eucestoda). 3.9. Cyclophyllidea or Taenioidea (tapeworms). 3.10. Trematodes. 3.11. Nematodes --
4. Parasite Examples Grouped According to Life-cycle. 4.1. Direct life-cycles. 4.2. The Monogenea: parasitic trematodes with only one host. 4.3. Parasitic protozoa with only one host. 4.4. Indirect life-cycles. 4.5. Parasitic helminths transmitted by vectors. 4.6. Parasites with two hosts and free-living distributive phases. 4.7. Cestodes with an asexual multiplicative phase in the intermediate host. 4.8. Helminth parasites with an intermediate host and two free-living stages --
5. Introduction to Host Response. 5.1. Innate immunity. 5.2. Entry of a pathogen. 5.3. The host's response to the pathogen. 5.4. The onset of the specific immune response. 5.5. An outline of the adaptive immune system. 5.6. The main cell types involved with the immune response. 5.7. The second phase of the immune response. 5.8. Parasites, cytokines and T helper cells --
6. Nutrition and Biochemistry of Parasites. 6.1. The parasitic advantage. 6.2. Uptake of nutrients. 6.3. Basic physiology and metabolic pathways. 6.4. Transmission of parasites between hosts. 6.5. Antiparasitic chemotherapy. 7. Pathological Effect of the Parasite upon the Host. 7.1. Invading the host's body. 7.2. Inflammation caused by parasites. 7.3. Reaction to parasitic helminths. 7.4. Organ and systemic pathology. 7.5. Human trematode pathogens. 7.6. The biology of Echinococcus --
8. Epidemiology. 8.1. Collection of data. 8.2. Problems and difficulties --
9. Vaccines. 9.1. The ideal vaccine. 9.2. The development of a potential vaccine. 9.3. Cutaneous leishmaniasis --
10. Aspects of Malaria. 10.1. Obstacles to the development of a vaccine. 10.2. Effector mechanisms against the sporozoite invasion. 10.3. Host effector mechanisms operative at the hepatic stage. 10.4. Effector mechanisms against asexual and intraerythrocytic parasites. 10.5. Cerebral malaria. 10.6. Attempts to develop anti-malaria vaccines. 10.7. A synthetic vaccine.
Series Title: Lifelines (Taylor & Francis)
Responsibility: Jack Chernin.

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