Immunology at a Glance

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

  • Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
  • Edition 10th
  • First published 1979
  • ISBN 9780470673034

Immunology at a Glance provides a user–friendly overview of the body’s defence mechanisms. Ideal from day one of a medical, biomedical or life science course, the text begins with a basic overview of both adaptive and innate immunity, before progressing to applied immunological concepts, which look at what happens when things go wrong, and how, in clinical medicine, each body system can be affected by immunity. Each double–page spread corresponds to a typical lecture and diagrammatically summarises core concepts in immunology, through accessible schematic diagrams on left–hand pages, with key points concisely summarised on the right–hand page. There are also self–assessment essay questions so you can test your knowledge. New for this 10th edition: Thoroughly updated and reorganised chapters offer greater clarity and easier understanding for those new to the subject New chapters on cytokine receptors and Immunology in the Laboratory A completely re–written section on autoimmunity A brand new companion website featuring self–assessment questions and PowerPoint slides of images from the book, ideal   and revision at Immunology at a Glance is the ideal companion for anyone about to start a new course in immunology and will appeal to medical and biomedical science students. Perfect for exam preparation, it provides the concepts and frameworks you need to succeed in your exam.

  • Course relevance Core
  • ICOM Ref. 720 – PL

Medical Pharmacology at a Glance

Neal, Michael

  • Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
  • Edition 7th
  • First published 2012
  • ISBN 9780470657898

Widely recognised as the best starting point for pharmacology study, the internationally best–selling Medical Pharmacology at a Glance is an ideal companion for all students of the health sciences. Key principles are supported by coloured schematic diagrams – invaluable as both an introduction to medical pharmacology, and revision in the run–up to pharmacology exams.Revised and thoroughly updated throughout, and reflecting changes to the content and assessment methods used by medical schools, Medical Pharmacology at a Glance: Introduces the basic principles of drug action, interaction, absorption and excretion, Bases chapters on diseases and syndromes, for clinically–focused learning, Includes references to the pathophysiology of disease, to aid understanding of drug choice and action, Indicates the therapeutics of choice for specific disorders and conditions, Features cross references between discussion of drug classes and diseases, Includes self–assessment cases studies with full answers, for revision and review, Features a new chapter on immunosuppressants and antirheumatoid drugs. Now includes a brand new companion website, with cases and fully downloadable flashcards.

  • Course relevance Core
  • ICOM Ref. 721 – NE
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