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Mims' Medical Microbiology: With Student Consult Online Access

by Hazel Dockrell, Mark Zuckerman, Richard Goering

Saunders | September 6, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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Mims Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 580 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 in

Published: September 6, 2012

Publisher: Saunders

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0723436010

ISBN - 13: 9780723436010

Found in: Health and Well Being

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Mims' Medical Microbiology: With Student Consult Online Access

by Hazel Dockrell, Mark Zuckerman, Richard Goering

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 580 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 in

Published: September 6, 2012

Publisher: Saunders

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0723436010

ISBN - 13: 9780723436010

Table of Contents

Preface v Acknowledgements vi Contributors vi Student Consultants vii A contemporary approach to microbiology xi Microbes and parasites xi The context for contemporary medical microbiology xi Microbiology past, present and future xii The approach adopted in this book xiv SECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - MICROBES 1. Microbes as parasites 3 The varieties of microbes 3 Living inside or outside cells 4 Systems of classification 5 2. The bacteria 7 Structure 7 Nutrition 9 Growth and division 10 Gene expression 11 Survival under adverse conditions 16 Mobile genetic elements 16 Mutation and gene transfer 20 The genomics of medically important bacteria 23 3. The viruses 27 Infection of host cells 27 Replication 29 Outcome of viral infection 31 Major groups of viruses 33 4. The fungi 37 Major groups of disease-causing fungi 37 5. The protozoa 41 6. The helminths and arthropods 43 The helminths 43 The arthropods 46 7. Prions 49 Rogue protein pathogenesis 49 Development, transmission and diagnosis of prion diseases 50 Prevention and treatment of prion diseases 51 8. The host-parasite relationship 53 The normal flora 53 Symbiotic associations 56 The characteristics of parasitism 58 The evolution of parasitism 59 SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES-HOST DEFENCES 9. The innate defences of the body 67 Defence against entry into the body 67 Defences once the microorganism penetrates the body 68 10. Adaptive responses provide a quantum leap in effective defence 83 The role of antibodies 83 The role of T lym
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Mims Microbiology makes it easy for you to learn the microbiology and basic immunology concepts you need to know for your courses and USMLE. Using a clinically relevant, systems-based approach, this popular medical textbook accessibly explains the microbiology of the agents that cause diseases and the diseases that affect individual organ systems. With lavish illustrations and straightforward, accessible explanations, Mims Microbiology makes this complex subject simple to understand and remember.

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