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  • The Immune System: The Immune System

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    The immune system utilizes its biological responses to protect the body from infection and disease. It's critical mechanisms allow for the rapid sensing and elimination of microbes that can harm your body. When a virus invades your body the immune system enforces a complex process to remove it. Your body carries out this process by identifying the virus, activating the immune system, and by restraining and eliminating the virus. When dealing with intruders, the body recruits relies on the adaptive

  • The Immune System And The Immune System

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    How The Immune System is Affected by the Digestive System Our body consists of 90% of bacteria. That means that for every cell that we have in our body, we have 9 bacterial cells living along with it. Granted that most of the bacteria live inside the intestinal tract, but without a proper immune system keeping the digestive system in check, we would not be properly digesting food or have healthy bodies. When the number of bacteria living inside the body is balanced, the immune system is also balanced

  • The Immune System: The Innate And The Immune System

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    The immune system is divided into two categories, the innate and the adaptive immune system. Each system is a part of the organism, and either one does not necessarily take over more than the other. The innate immune system gets its name and function from being with us from the beginning of our lives (“Introduction to Immunology Tutorial…”, 2000). What I mean by this is that there are certain barriers that immediately know when a foreign invader has entered the body, and the body will respond quickly

  • The Immune System

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    The Immune System The immune system is a network of organs that contain cells which recognize foreign substances and destroys them. All living organisms are exposed to harmful substances and most can protect themselves in several ways, either with physical barriers or chemicals that repel and kill them. It protects vertebrates against viruses, bacteria, fungi and other parasites. These viruses are called pathogens. The immune system is known to help in the fight against cancer. A type

  • The Immune System And Their Role Of The Immune System

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    The immune system is a highly evolved and complex defence system, armed against millions of potential pathogens that may cause infection at any point. Pattern recognition receptors, known as PRRs, are displayed by the cells of the innate immune system, such as macrophages and dendritic cells, and recognise pathogen associated molecular patterns or PAMPs. PAMPs are evolutionary conserved structural similarities found in many pathogens but not in the host’s own cells allowing the innate immune system

  • Sleep: The Immune System And The Immune System

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    physiological processes in the human body, including immune system function. The immune system can be divided into two main categories: innate immunity and adaptive immunity1. The adaptive immune system is responsible for fighting against specific pathogens or antigens and a memory component is involved. Additionally, its response is longer than an innate immune response, upon its first exposure to said antigen or pathogen. In contrast, the innate immune system responds much faster, however there is no memory

  • The Immune System

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    because of the bodies immune system which protects the body daily by defending it from antigens. This immune system is one that is directly responsible for keeping your body healthy and maintaining homeostasis. When you come in contact with germs, (meaning harmful bacteria, virus, fungi, protozoa, etc. etc.) your body employs various mechanisms to make sure the germs are contained. When the body is exposed to many germs it can be over encumbered and will get sick. The immune system, while sometimes can

  • The Immune System

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    The immune system is a fascinating structure it defends the body against foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and parasites. There are two primary forms that make up the immune system they are, innate and adaptive systems. Both the innate and adaptive system plays a large role in the immune system. The innate is the primary system to defend against foreign materials and the adaptive is the secondary system that responds to specific issues. The difference between the innate and the adaptive

  • The immune System

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    Our body’s defense system is a complex network of organs containing cells that recognize infections and diseases in the body and destroy them. When functioning properly, the immune system can distinguish between healthy tissue and critical viruses and bacteria. This system contains the thymus, white blood cells, antibodies, epidermis, cilia, mucus, and saliva. The thymus is a small organ where the white blood cells mature. THe white blood cells divide into two groups. On which creates antibodies

  • Immune System

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    of the most important systems in your body, the immune system. Right now your immune system is at work. Think about it, millions of cells right now are at work inside you. It’s a complex system constantly on that keeps you healthy and at your fullest. This system is made of many organs, cell, tissues and other structures (that work very precisely with each other). Before you learn how the system works, you need to know how about what it defends against. The immune system defends against foreign