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Immunology at a glance, 10th ed.


Immunology at a glance, 10th ed.

Playfair, J.H.L. and B.M. Chain.



118 pages


At a glance series


Written for medical and biomedical science students, this review text presents an overview of the body's defense mechanisms. Playfair and Chain (immunology, U. College London, UK) offer two-page summaries of topics, with color illustrations, related to immunity; innate and adaptive immunity; potentially useful immunity, with discussion of HIV and AIDS and immunity to viruses, bacteria, fungi and ecoparasites, protozoa, and worms; the undesirable effects of immunity, including immunodeficiency, allergy and anaphylaxis, and chronic and cell-mediated inflammation; altered immunity; and immunity in health and disease, including cancer. Updated and reorganized, this edition has a new chapter on cytokine receptors, as well as a rewritten section on autoimmunity. The clinical section has been expanded to include a brief survey of methods used in the immunology lab. Self-assessment includes 95 online multiple-choice questions and essay questions at the end of the book.

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Title Annotation:At a Glance Series
Publication:Reference & Research Book News
Article Type:Book review
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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