Immunology and Haematology (Crash Course) (2ND)

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Immunology and Haematology (Crash Course) (2ND)

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  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780723432920
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Crash Course! is a revision series for students on system based and integrated courses. Written by medical students for medical students under faculty supervision, the content focuses in on what medical students really need to know. An illustrated outline format in bite-sized chunks makes the content easy to absorb. Hints and Tips and Comprehension Check boxes are built-in features designed to make the series student-friendly. A practice exam at the end enables students to assess their level of understanding.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            v
Acknowledgements vi
Dedication vii
Part 1: Immunology 1 (64)
1. Principles of Immunity 3 (32)
An overview of immunity 3 (3)
Immunity 6 (2)
The innate immune system 8 (7)
Recognition molecules 15 (4)
Generation of antigen receptor diversity 19 (4)
The adaptive immune system 23 (1)
Humoral immunity 23 (6)
Cell-mediated immunity 29 (6)
2. The Functioning Immune System 35 (30)
Response to tissue damage 35 (4)
Immune response to pathogens 39 (3)
Hypersensitivity mechanisms 42 (3)
Anti-inflammatory drugs 45 (2)
Investigation of immune function 47 (1)
Allergy 48 (2)
Autoimmunity 50 (4)
Immune deficiency 54 (6)
Immunization 60 (2)
Transplantation 62 (3)
Part II: Haematology 65 (80)
3. Principles of Haematology 67 (8)
Overview of haematology-the cell Lines 67 (1)
Haemopoiesis and its regulation 67 (2)
Bone marrow 69 (1)
The spleen 70 (5)
4. Red Blood Cells and Haemoglobin 75 (24)
Structure and function of erythrocytes 75 (1)
Erythropoiesis 75 (3)
Iron and haem metabolism 78 (3)
Haemoglobin 81 (2)
The cytoskeleton of the red cell 83 (2)
Metabolism of red cells 85 (2)
Anaemia 87 (1)
Anaemia due to impaired red-cell production 87 (3)
Anaemia due to increased red-cell 90 (3)
destruction (haemolytic anaemias)
Anaemia due to blood loss 93 (3)
Polycythaemia (erythrocytosis) 96 (3)
5. White Blood Cells 99 (16)
Structure and function of the white blood 99 (2)
cells
Differentiation of white cells 101(1)
Reactive proliferation of white cells 101(2)
Neoplastic proliferation of white cells 103(8)
Leucopenia 111(4)
6. Haemostasis 115(16)
Platelets and blood coagulation 115(2)
Platelet disorders 117(3)
The coagulation cascade 120(6)
Clotting factor disorders 126(3)
Thrombosis 129(2)
7. Haematological Investigations 131(10)
Full blood count and reticulocyte count 131(1)
Differential white count 131(1)
Peripheral blood film 131(1)
Investigations of haemoglobinopathies 131(1)
Bone marrow investigation 131(7)
Lymph node biopsy 138(1)
Cytogenetic analysis 138(1)
ESR and plasma viscosity 138(1)
Serum electrophoresis 139(1)
Clotting tests 140(1)
8. Blood Transfusion 141(4)
Red-cell antigens 141(2)
Cross-matching and blood transfusion 143(2)
Part III: Self-assessment 145(26)
Multiple-choice Questions (MCAs) 147(8)
Short-answer Questions (SAQs) 155(2)
Essay Questions 157(1)
MCQ answers 158(9)
SAQ answers 167(4)
Index 171