Chapter 4. Lung Defences and Immunology

  1. Anthony Seaton CBE, BA, MD, FRCP, FRCPE, FFOM, FMedSci1,2,
  2. Douglas Seaton MD, FRCP3 and
  3. The late A. Gordon Leitch Bsc, MB, PhD, FRCPE, FCCP
  1. Christopher Haslett

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch4

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Haslett, C. (2000) Lung Defences and Immunology, in Crofton and Douglas's Respiratory Diseases, Fifth Edition (eds A. Seaton, D. Seaton and A. G. Leitch), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470695999.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Environmental & Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

  2. 2

    Honorary Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Hospital NHS Trust

  3. 3

    Consultant Physician, Department of Respiratory Medicine, The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Suffolk, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865428577

Online ISBN: 9780470695999

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Keywords:

  • lung defences;
  • immunology;
  • pollutants;
  • bacteria;
  • viruses

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Physical Defences

  • Surfactant

  • Other Protective Proteins of the Lung Lining Fluid

  • Alveolar Macrophage

  • Pulmonary Marginated Pool of Neutrophils

  • References