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The Resource Dying to live : how our bodies fight disease, Marion Kendall

Dying to live : how our bodies fight disease, Marion Kendall

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Dying to live : how our bodies fight disease
Title
Dying to live
Title remainder
how our bodies fight disease
Statement of responsibility
Marion Kendall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book gives an up-to-date account of the inner workings of our immune system. Aimed at the general reader, it looks at areas of science including fever, AIDS and cancer. Central to the book, from which the title derives, is the idea that in the war against disease our bodies sacrifice millions of cells - some are lost in choosing which cells fight diseases most effectively, others die in these efforts, and yet others die in the recovery and repair processes. The result is a finely tuned and well directed attack against invaders of the body which is aimed at the restoration of good health. Only by pitting all manner of complex immune cells against such infectious agents can we continue to survive in the world
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kendall, Marion D
Dewey number
616.07/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR181.7
LC item number
.K46 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QW504
NLM item number
.K336 1998 9
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immune system
  • Immune system
  • Immune System
  • Immune system
Label
Dying to live : how our bodies fight disease, Marion Kendall
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Molecules of distinction -- Distinctive families -- Patterns of life -- Repelling invaders -- The fight begins -- The main campaigns -- Life after death -- Survival of the fittest -- Struggle for survival -- The new millennium -- Index
Control code
ocm38841997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780521584791
Lccn
98003646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38841997
  • (OCoLC)38841997
Label
Dying to live : how our bodies fight disease, Marion Kendall
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Molecules of distinction -- Distinctive families -- Patterns of life -- Repelling invaders -- The fight begins -- The main campaigns -- Life after death -- Survival of the fittest -- Struggle for survival -- The new millennium -- Index
Control code
ocm38841997
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9780521584791
Lccn
98003646
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o38841997
  • (OCoLC)38841997

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