Immune system

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  • The Immune System

    The job of the immune system is to be a defense mechanism against diseases and any other harmful substance that enters the body. When it is functioning properly the immune system will attack any invaders and neutralize that specific threat. It will also create an encoding of that specific disease or sickness so that the body can never be harmed by that specific one ever again. So essentially the immune system is an ever changing and constantly strengthening tool that is essential in maintaining health in the body. (Mccoy, 2014) The immune system functions primarily by attacking disease makers called pathogens. It does this through the use of Leukocytes. These are white blood cells. These cells are housed around the body and are the attackers…

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  • Human Immune System

    The Human immune system and Autoimmunity The human immune system is a true strong-hold and defender, which response firmly and swiftly to attacks from foreign invaders. It has the ability to manipulate change in order to optimize the response and quarantine many of the unwanted intrusions. The Human immune system has many purposes. They include, defending the body against infectious microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria and viruses-by destroying and resisting them. The Human immune system is…

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  • The Human Immune System

    Links between the human immune system, pathogens, antibiotic resistance and mutations are discussed in this report. It is stated that the antibiotic resistance and overuse of vaccine has contributed to the increased incidence of emerging diseases and resistance to their controls and treatments. The human immune system is the protection of the body against potentially damaging foreign bodies and other disease. Pathogens are organisms, including a bacterium, a virus or a fungus and these causes…

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  • The Innate Immune System

    The innate immune system is the defense mechanism that is activated immediately or shortly after the body is exposed to invading microorganisms.1 This system is quick in response and does not have a memory, meaning it doesn’t need previous exposure to the foreign microbe’s antigen before it can be activated.2 The adaptive immune system consists of antigen-specific immune responses.2 This system is slow in response because after it is exposed to an antigen, it needs time to process the antigen…

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  • Summary: The Immune System

    The immune system is known for its primary role in protecting the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal and viral infections. It consists of organs and cells that play important and very specific roles in order to achieve adequate protection. The main components include: Organs • Bone Marrow Produces all the cells of the immune system through a process called hematopoiesis. • Thymus Produces mature T cells through a process called thymic education. • Spleen Its primary role is to filter the…

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  • Influenza And The Immune System

    As a health science major or even someone adequately informed on healthcare knowledge knows which populations are more susceptible to infections. Those populations being children, elderly, and immune deficient or compromised populations. While the immune comprised are just how their title makes them sound, their immune systems do not function properly whether it is due to genetics or simply something they are going through health wise. Children however have not yet had the chance to build up…

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  • Innate Immune System

    Innate immunity constitutes the first line of defense and is fundamental for the recognition and the initiation of an inflammatory response against microorganism. Maintenance of homeostasis is a primary function of the innate immune system and it is achieved through immune surveillance by pattern recognition receptors (PRRs), such as Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and nucleotide-binding domain leucine-rich repeat containing receptors (NLRs). The PRR’s are predominantly expressed by cells of the…

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  • The Importance Of The Immune System

    “The immune system is a network of cells and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks by 'foreign ' invaders. These invaders are primarily germs--tiny infection- causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi” (9.1 Mind and Immunity). The job of the immunes system is to keep out and destroy these “foreign invaders”. Organs of the immune system are called lymphoid organs that have lymphocytes (small white cells that are produced in bone marrow and fight…

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  • Immune System Vs Investigatory System

    \What are the advantages of having both an immune and an inflammatory system of defense? The benefit of both of these systems is that they are helpful to fight against invaders in the body like infections. The inflammatory system helps our pain fibers to be stimulated. This can determine the area that need proper care to. As for the immune system it creates a homeostatic environment that works against invaders in the body. Also reacts if our own cells decide to harm our own tissues. It can also…

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  • B Cells: The Immune System

    CELLS The immune system is a complex network of cells and chemicals. It's mission is to protect us against foreign organisms and substances. The cells in the immune system have the ability to recognize something as either "self" or "invader" and they try to get rid of anything that is an invader many different kind of cells , and hundreds of different chemicals , must be coordinated for the immune system to function smoothly. Recent scientific advances in human stem cell research have…

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