Pathophysiology of Endoparasitic Infection
The recognized importance of parasitic infection on a global basis, its impact on human health and welfare, and on animal health and productivity demand that much more be known about parasitism and its associated pathophysiology. This volume provides essential information for future research in this field.
- Hardback | 331 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 408.23g
- 01 Feb 1989
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
"Pathophysiology of Endoparasitic Infection represents a unique and highly professional accomplishment. There is no other treatise of this magnitude devoted to the pathophysiology of endoparasitic helminths and protozoa. A major strength of the book is the convincing force with which the author writes. Symons is, undeniably, the fater of pathophysiology of enteric parasitism--he is a pioneer and expert in the field... An excellent starting point for new students entering the field. It is an invaluable documentation of previous work... It is an authoritative source of information and, most of all, of good ideas." --PARASITOLOGY TODAY "There is a subject index and some chapters are illustrated with electron micrographs. The book will be useful for research in the fields of animal and human health." --VETERINARY BULLETIN
Table of contents
Productivity. Anorexia. Utilisation, Metabolic Rate, and Body Composition. Lesions and Cellular Changes of the Gastrointestinal Mucosa. Digestive and Cytoplasmic Enzymes, Intestinal Metabolism, pH and Motility. Malabsorption. Gastrointestinal Endogenous Proteins, Plasma Albumin Concentration and Albumin Metabolism. The Anaemias of Gastrointestinal Infections. Pathophysiology of Poor Wool and Skeletal Growth, Reproduction, and Lactation. Protein Metabolism. Vitamins and Hormones. Pathophysiology and Immunity. Parasitic Infection and Bacteria. Parasitic Infection of Organs Other Than the Gastrointestines. Ectoparasitic Infestation and Microbial Infection. Comparisons and Conclusions. References. Index.