CONTENTS:- Preface 1. Introduction to Immunology 2. Functioning of Immune System 3. Autoimmunity 4. Antigens 5. Inflammation 6. Immunodeficiency 7. Immunodeficiency Disorders 8. Allergic and Other Hypersensitivity Disorders 9. Immune Defence Against Bacterial Pathogens
Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders; the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Immunology has applications in several disciplines of science, and as such is further divided.
The present volume Textbook in Immunology is intended as a concise first text for students of medicine or biology. The book contains a series of clear summaries and explanations of the key areas in the field and assumes a knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology.