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Overview of immunotoxicology and current applications to respiratory diseases.
Luster MI; Simeonova PP; Gallucci RM; Matheson JM; Yucesoy B; Sugawara T
Immunopharmacology 2000 Jul-Aug; 48(3):311-313
Immunotoxicology has been defined as the study of adverse effects on the immune system resulting directly from environmental, occupational, or therapeutic exposure to chemicals (including drugs), biological materials and, in certain instances, physiological factors, collectively referred to as agents. It encompasses immunosuppression, allergy, autoimmunity and inflammation.
Immunotoxins; Respiratory system disorders; Occupational exposure; Immune system disorders; Environmental exposure; Therapeutic agents; Biological material; Physiological factors; Lung disease; Pulmonary system disorders; Hypersensitivity; Risk analysis; Author Keywords: Immunotoxicology; Lung disease; Respiratory hypersensitivity; Risk assessment
Toxicology and Molecular Biology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505-2888, USA
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