Human Parasitology

Human Parasitology

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Human Parasitology emphasizes a medical perspective 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 encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology and those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This fourth edition has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens.

New to this Edition: * Features expanded coverage of the evolution of parasitism and an extensive update to immunology of parasite-host interactions * Offers an enhanced art program featuring life-cycle illustrations and additional SEM and TEM micrographs * New Host Immune Response section for each organism
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Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 192 x 238 x 28mm | 1,238.3g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 012415915X
  • 9780124159150
  • 623,870

Table of contents

Symbiosis and Parasitism Parasite-Host Interactions Part I: The Protozoa Part II: The Trematoda Part III: The Cestoda Part IV: The Nematoda Part V: Arthropoda Glossary Appendix A - Drugs for Parasitic Infections: Partial List of Generic and Name Brands Appendix B - Current Chemotherapeutic Regiments Appendix C - Adverse Effects of Antiparasitic Drugs Index
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Review Text

"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
"Bridging the gap between classical clinical parasitology texts and traditional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to students interested in the medical aspects of parasitology and those who require a solid foundation in the biology of parasites. This fourth edition has been fully revised to integrate the most recent molecular discoveries about mosquitoes, ticks and other arthropods as vectors, as well as the most effective therapeutic regimens."-- Doody.com, April 24, 2013
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"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
DOODY'S PUBLISHING REVIEWS
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About Clint E. Carter

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. Dr. Carter received his B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology at Loma Linda University and his Ph.D. degree at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is currently Professor Emeritus Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University. He has authored more than 70 publications with a primary focus on the biochemistry and immunology of parasites. He has contributed chapters in several edited volumes such as The Biology of the Tapeworm, Hymenolepis diminuta, and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Parasitology. His current research interests are centered on the host-parasite interactions of the causative agent of Chagas' disease, Trypanosoma cruzi.
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