By Barbara J. Bain
It is a dictionary of haematology... and so they may still switch the identify to incorporate the notice "Dictionary". I nearly did not purchase it simply because i could not determine if it used to be a dictionary or not.
Apparently Barbara Bain is the guru of haematology. it truly is mind-blowing she positioned out a e-book with so few photo's. how are you going to have a e-book on haematology with out nearly any photos? Haematology is all approximately visible interpretations of cells! Barbara should have plenty of solid photo's that could be used to demonstrate the descriptions NB the photographs should be in colour...as the few that do exist are in B&W.
There is a unique scarcity of dictionaries of haematology (I could not locate one)... so this ebook fills an noticeable want.
I'm now into my 3rd e-book on haematology... with no reliable definition of some of the phrases. $$$ ouch!!!
The scientific haematology atlas by way of Carr virtually fills this area of interest: it has plenty of photos yet does not clarify loads of terms.
What this booklet wishes is extra images, a bit extra recognition to spelling (some typo's), a couple of extra definitions (there are a number of noticeable ones lacking) and a section extra element: My haematology academics laughed at the various definitions.
The publishers (Blackwell) and Barbara supplied no touch info wherein any feedback can be made. A secretary from Blackwell finally spoke back to an e-mail... yet appeared bemused person would need to signify advancements to a e-book. They do not have again to me approximately this. that is surprising... as such a lot publishers welcome consumer feedback... because it simplifies the method once they do the update.
Honestly it might be particularly effortless to make a brand new version of this e-book a lot better... and that i would not brain paying a section extra for a few great photo's... particularly in the event that they have been in colour.
Overally... it truly is truly really an invaluable reference for someone in need of a short heads up in haematology... yet i believe virtually the other corporation might do a greater job... yet not anyone has. Pity.
P.S. very first thing you want to do whilst learning a brand new quarter is purchase a dictionary!
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22) 21 22 band Figure 9 A balanced translocation. Two diagrammatic representations of a balanced translocation—t(15;17)(q22;q21); there is exchange of material between two chromosomes with no net gain or loss. The upper figure shows the two normal and two abnormal chromosomes with their characteristic banding patterns. The short arm (p), long arm (q), centromere, telomeres and the two chromatids that make up a chromosome are also indicated. In the lower diagram chromosome 15 and material derived from it is shown in black and chromosome 17 and material derived from it in white.
C-ABL cf. g. g. g. g. g. the coagulation cascade caseating granuloma a granuloma with central caseation necrosis, typical of tuberculosis but not pathognomonic caseation a form of tissue necrosis when a crumbly cheese-like material is produced CASP10 a caspase gene, gene map locus 2q23-q34, mutations of which underlie 34 caspase type II autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome, also known as FLICE, FADLike Ice caspase a family of cysteine proteases that mediate apoptosis Castleman’s disease an inflammatory condition of lymph nodes, also known as angiofollicular lymph node hyperplasia and giant lymph node hyperplasia; human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) infection is one aetiological factor CAT scan computerized axial tomography scan catabolism the breakdown or degradation of large energy-rich molecules within cells (see also metabolism) catalyse to increase the rate of a chemical reaction cathepsin G a protease which is one of the constituents of azurophilic granules of neutrophils cation positively charged ion cat scratch disease a disease resulting from infection by micro-organisms of the genus Afipia or the genus Rochalimaea, transmitted by the bite or scratch of a cat and causing fever and lymphadenopathy CBC complete blood count CBFB a gene, Core Binding Factor Beta, gene map locus 16q22; encodes a transcription factor that does not bind DNA directly but interacts with one of three runt domain containing proteins encoded by either RUNX1 (AML1), RUNX2 (AML3) or RUNX3 (AML2) to form one of three possible heterodimeric active transcription factors; each transcription factor has a distinct normal pattern of expression and function (see also AML1 and Fig.
31, p. 110) band 3 a red cell membrane protein (CD233), also known as anion exchanger 1, encoded by the AE1 gene at 17q21-q22 (see Fig. 64, p. g. g. g. adenine plus thymine, in the complementary strands of the DNA double helix; bp are the basic units for measuring the length of a DNA sequence basophil a granulocyte which, on a Romanowsky stain, has large purple granules almost obscuring the nucleus basophilia (i) increased uptake of basic dyes such as azure blue or methylene blue, conveying a blue colour to cytoplasm (ii) an increased basophil count basophilic erythroblast an early erythroid precursor, derived from a proerythroblast (see Fig.