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.
Designed with a clear focus on the needs of medical students.
Includes overview illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, as well as illustrations with dialogue boxes.
Immunology icons are repeated throughout the text, accompanied by a helpful Icon Key.
Detailed clinical cases demonstrate real-world applications.
Technical boxes point out important scientific advances.
End-of-chapter checklists of learning points facilitate review.
Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, images, and references from the book on a variety of devices. You'll also access 100 multiple-choice questions to enhance your understanding of the material.
Features 17 new clinical boxes as well as critical revisions to 25 of the clinical boxes featured in the previous edition, providing relevant, practical examples of cases commonly encountered in day-to-day practice.
Presents new material on T Cell Subsets, the molecular and cellular processes involved in their selection and differentiation, and how this knowledge��?is already translating into clinical developments.
Includes a brand-new chapter titled Regulation of the Immune System.
Section 1: Introduction Introduction to the Immune System Basic Concepts and Components of the Immune System Section 2: Antigen-Recognition Molecules 3. Introduction to Antigen Recognition 4. Antigens and Antibody Structure 5. Antibody-Antigen Interaction 6. Antibody Diversity 7. The T-Cell Receptor 8. Major Histocompatibility Complex 9. Review of Antigen Recognition Section 3: Physiology 10. Antigen Processing and Presentation 11. Lymphocyte Activation 12. Hematopoiesis 13. The Organs and Tissues of the Immune System 14. B-Cell Development 15. T-Cell Development 16. T-Cell Interactions and T-Cell Help 17. Immunological Memory and Homeostasis 18. Regulation of the Immune System 19. Brief Review of Immune Physiology Section 4: Innate Immunity 20. Constitutive Defenses Including Complement 21. Phagocytes 22. Killing in the Immune System 23. Inflammation 24. Cytokines in the Immune System Section 5: Immune System in Health and Disease 25. Infections and Vaccines 26. Hypersensitivity Reactions 27. Immediate Hypersensitivity (Type I): Allergy 28. How Autoimmune Disease Develops 29. Antibody-Mediated Hypersensitivity (Type II) 30. Immune Complex Disease (Type III Hypersensitivity) 31. Delayed Hypersensitivity (Type IV) and Review of Hypersensitivity Reactions 32. Primary Immunodeficiency 33. Secondary Immunodeficiency 34. Transplantation 35. Tumor Immunology 36. Bio Pharmaceuticals Glossary Index