States Academic Press
Medical Science - Immunology
The branch of biology and medicine that focuses on the study of immune systems in all organisms is termed as immunology. The basic purpose of studying the immune systems is to chart, measure and describing the functioning of the immune system in the state of health and disease. The study of immunology has a wide range of applications in different fields of medicine such as bacteriology, parasitology, psychiatry, oncology and organ transplantation. Immunological disorders can lead to immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases. Immunodeficiency is a condition in which the organism’s ability to fight infectious diseases and cancer is absent or is highly compromised. Autoimmune diseases are a result of abnormal immune response to a functioning part of the body. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of immunology. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included herein. The book aims to serve as a resource guide for students and experts alike and contribute to the growth of the discipline.