Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology

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Human Parasitology emphasizes the medical aspects of the topic, while incorporating functional morphology, physiology, biochemistry, and immunology to enhance appreciation of the diverse implications of parasitism. Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopaedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested not only in the medical aspects of Parasitology but also to those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 182 x 260 x 28mm | 1,202.03g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0120884682
  • 9780120884681
  • 2,119,625

Review quote

"There are few textbooks for students studying medical parasitology. This up-to-date third edition is easier to read than many, making it a viable option for upper-level students."
-Martha Gentry-Nielsen, PhD, Creighton University School of Medicine

Praise for the previous edition:
"Liberally accented with photographs, diagrams, and clinical case pictures, this text is straightforward, adequately referenced, and logically organized... provides a bridge between the well-known exhaustive compendiums and brief treatises for the college level student considering a career in the biological sciences or healthcare fields... Clinical correlations and therapeutic options which enhance the biology presented are included. I particularly liked the easy to follow life cycle diagrams and the many electron micrographs which clearly delineate important characteristics of these microorganisms... Its modest price, well-written style, and up-to-date information should make this text a course director's favorite."
--John S. Czachor, MD, Wright State University, Division of Infectious Diseases for
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About Burton J. Bogitsh

Burton J. Bogitsh received his undergraduate education in biology at New York University (University Heights) and his graduate education at Baylor University (M.A.) and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.). He is currently Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 100 publications in the area of parasitology and has co-authored a textbook in General Zoology. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Morphology, co-editor of Volume 2 of the Microscopical Anatomy of Invertebrates, and has contributed many chapters to numerous edited volumes on parasitology. His research interests are in the ultrastructural localization of enzymes in helminths with a primary focus on the digestive tracts of trematodes.
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Table of contents

Symbiosis and Parasitism
Parasite-Host Interactions
General Characteristics of the Protozoa
Visceral Protozoa I: Amoebae and Ciliates
Visceral Protozoa II: Flagellates
Blood and Tissue Protozoa I: Hemoflagellates
Blood and Tissue Protozoa II: Human Malaria
Genearal Characteristics of the Trematoda
Visceral Flukes
Blood Flukes
General Characteristics of the Cestoidea
Intestinal Tapeworms
Extraintestinal Tapeworms
General Characteristics of the Nematoda
Intestinal Nematodes
Blood and Tissue Nematodes
Arthropods as Vectors
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