Mims' Medical Microbiology: With Student Consult Online Access

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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 vAcknowledgements viContributors viStudent Consultants viiA contemporary approach to microbiology xiMicrobes and parasitesxiThe context for contemporary medicalmicrobiologyxiMicrobiology past, present and futurexiiThe approach adopted in this bookxivSECTION 1 THE ADVERSARIES - MICROBES1. Microbes as parasites 3 The varieties of microbes 3Living inside or outside cells 4Systems of classification 52. The bacteria 7 Structure 7Nutrition 9Growth and division 10Gene expression 11Survival under adverse conditions 16Mobile genetic elements 16Mutation and gene transfer 20The genomics of medically important bacteria 233. The viruses 27 Infection of host cells 27Replication 29Outcome of viral infection 31Major groups of viruses 334. The fungi 37 Major groups of disease-causing fungi 375. The protozoa 416. The helminths and arthropods 43 The helminths 43The arthropods 467. Prions 49 Rogue protein pathogenesis 49Development, transmission and diagnosisof prion diseases 50Prevention and treatment of prion diseases 518. The host-parasite relationship 53 The normal flora 53Symbiotic associations 56The characteristics of parasitism 58The evolution of parasitism 59SECTION 2 THE ADVERSARIES-HOST DEFENCES9. The innate defences of the body 67 Defence against entry into the body 67Defences once the microorganismpenetrates the body 6810. Adaptive responses provide a quantum leapin effective defence 83 The role of antibodies 83The role of T lymphocytes 86Extracellular attack on large infecti
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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.