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In defense of self : how the immune system really works, William R. Clark

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In defense of self : how the immune system really works
Title
In defense of self
Title remainder
how the immune system really works
Statement of responsibility
William R. Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in a sea of seething microbial predators, an infinity of invisible and invasive microorganisms capable of setting up shop inside us and sending us to an early grave. The only thing keeping them out? The immune system. William Clark's In Defense of Self offers a refreshingly accessible tour of the immune system, putting in layman's terms essential information that has been for too long the exclusive province of trained specialists. Clark explains how the immune system works by using powerful genetic, chemical, and cellular weapons to protect us from the vast majority of disease-causing microbes-bacteria, viruses, molds, and parasites. Only those microbes our bodies need to help us digest food and process vitamins are admitted. But this same system can endanger us by rejecting potentially life-saving organ transplants, or by overreacting and turning too much force against foreign invaders, causing serious-occasionally lethal-collateral damage to our tissues and resulting in autoimmune disease. In Defense of Self covers everything from how antibodies work and the strategies the body uses to distinguish self from not self to the nature of immunological memory, the latest approaches to vaccination, and how the immune system will react should we ever be subjected to a bioterrorist attack. Clark also offers important insights on the vital role that the immune system plays in cancer, AIDS, autoimmunity, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies and asthma, and other diseases. Of special interest to all those suffering from diseases related to the immune system, as well as their families, In Defense of Self lucidly explains a system none of us could live without.--From the publisher
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DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, William R.
Dewey number
616.07/9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QR181.7
LC item number
.C5532 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2008 C-442
  • QW 504
NLM item number
C596i 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immunology
  • Immunity
  • Immunologic diseases
  • Immune System
  • Immune System
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inmunología
  • Immunity
  • Immunologic diseases
  • Immunology
  • Immunologi
  • Immunförsvar
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In defense of self : how the immune system really works, William R. Clark
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Publication
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Includes 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
What is an immune system? -- Antibodies -- How do antibodies work? -- T cells: the second arm of adaptive immunity -- The immune response to infectious disease: all out war! -- When the immune system is the problem, and not the solution: microbial immunopatholgoy -- Vaccines: how they work, why sometimes they don't, and what we can do about it -- When the walls come tumbling down: HIV/AIDS -- When the walls come tumbling down: primary immune deficiencies -- When the immune system is the problem, and not the solution: hypersensitivity and allergy -- The immune system and cancer -- Autoimmunity -- Organ transplantation -- First defense: the immune system and bioterrorism
Control code
ocm70218042
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi. 265 pages
Isbn
9780195336634
Lccn
2006021047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70218042
  • (OCoLC)70218042
Label
In defense of self : how the immune system really works, William R. Clark
Link
Publication
Note
Includes 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
What is an immune system? -- Antibodies -- How do antibodies work? -- T cells: the second arm of adaptive immunity -- The immune response to infectious disease: all out war! -- When the immune system is the problem, and not the solution: microbial immunopatholgoy -- Vaccines: how they work, why sometimes they don't, and what we can do about it -- When the walls come tumbling down: HIV/AIDS -- When the walls come tumbling down: primary immune deficiencies -- When the immune system is the problem, and not the solution: hypersensitivity and allergy -- The immune system and cancer -- Autoimmunity -- Organ transplantation -- First defense: the immune system and bioterrorism
Control code
ocm70218042
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi. 265 pages
Isbn
9780195336634
Lccn
2006021047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70218042
  • (OCoLC)70218042

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