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  • © 2008

Encyclopedia of Parasitology

  • About 30% more entries, comprising in depth essays and definitions

  • More tables and high quality figures

  • Covering all areas of veterinarian and human parasitology in alphabetical order

  • Clearly structured essays with extensive cross-references between definitions and related articles

  • Easy to use - information can easily be retrieved

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Table of contents (3458 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. A

    1. Abamectin

      Pages 1-1
    2. Abbreviata

      Pages 1-1
    3. Abdominal Pain

      Pages 1-1
    4. Abortion

      Pages 1-1
    5. Abscess

      Pages 1-1
    6. Abundance

      Pages 1-1
    7. Acanthamoeba

      Pages 1-1
    8. Acanthamoebiasis

      Pages 2-2
    9. Acanthella

      Pages 2-2
    10. Acanthobdellida

      Pages 2-2
    11. Acanthocephala

      Pages 3-24
    12. Acanthocephalus

      Pages 35-35

About this book

Knowledge in the field of parasitology must be kept at a high level and up to date in order to fight a parasitosis as quickly and effectively as possible.

The third edition of the “Encyclopedia of Parasitology” contributes to these goals in several ways: the number of entries has been increased by about 30%, the content has been even more improved by adding more tables and figures. The extensive linking between definitions and essays facilitates information within a minimum of time.

More than 40 international contributors, who are well known specialists in their fields, give a comprehensive review of all parasites and therapeutic strategies in veterinarian and human parasitology.

The third edition is now presented as two volumes in A-Z format and additionally in an electronic online version.


  • Chemotherapie
  • Chemotherapy
  • Drug Action
  • Impfung
  • Insecticides
  • Insektizide
  • Lebenszyklen
  • Life Cycle
  • Morphologie
  • Morphology
  • Parasiten
  • Parasites
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Parasitäre Erkrankungen
  • Reproduction
  • Reproduktion
  • Vaccination
  • Vectors
  • Vektor
  • Vermehrung

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie, Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany

    Heinz Mehlhorn

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