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Immunotoxicology.

Authors
Luster-MI; Simeonova-PP; Germolec-DR
Source
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS). Chichester, England, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2008 Sep; :1-5
NIOSHTIC No.
20034636
Abstract
Immunotoxicology can be defined as the study of adverse effects on theimmune system resulting from exposure to physical factors (e.g. ionizing an ultraviolet radiation), chemicals (including drugs), biological materials, medical devices and, in certain instances, physiological factors, collectively referred to as agents. It encompasses studies of various immune pathologies associated with exposure of humans and wildlife species, including allergy, immune dysregulation (suppression or enhancement), autoimmunity and chronic inflammation.
Keywords
Immunology; Immune-system; Immune-system-disorders
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781561592616
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences (ELS)
State
WV; NC
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