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    • The Immune System
    • Protects the body from disease through the production of cells that inactivate foreign substances or cells
    • Infectious Disease
      • Disease – any change, other than an injury, that disrupts the normal functions of the body
      • Germ theory of Disease
        • Pasteur & Koch conclude that disease caused by germs & not curses /evil spirits
        • Diseases are caused by pathogens including bacteria, viruses, fungi, protists, worms, materials in the environment, and genetic disorders
    • Spreading Disease
      • Physical Contact
        • Direct or indirect
      • Contaminated food or water
      • Infected animals
        • Animals that carry pathogens from person to person are called vectors
    • Fighting Diseases
      • Antibiotics are compounds that interfere with the cellular processes of pathogenic organisms without harming the cells of the human or animal host
        • Naturally occurring: Penicillin
        • Synthetic: Cipro
    • Nonspecific Defenses
    • First Line of Defense
      • The skin provides a barrier to most pathogens
        • If the skin is broken, pathogens can enter & multiply
        • Bodily secretions including mucus, saliva, and tears contain lysozyme which destroys bacterial cell walls
    • Second Line of Defense
      • The inflammatory response is activated when tissue is damaged by injury or infection.
      • White blood cells (WBC’s) enter the infected tissues and engulf and destroy bacteria.
        • Increase in body temperature (fever)
        • Increase in heart rate and blood flow
      • Interferon fights viral infections
    • Specific Defenses
    • After the nonspecific defenses fail, the antigen that has entered the body trigger an immune response
      • B lymphocytes (B cells) provide humoral immunity by attacking antigens and pathogens in body fluids using antibodies that recognize and bind to pathogens.
      • T lymphocytes (T cells) provide cell mediated immunity by attacking abnormal cells and pathogens living inside living cells
        • Killer T cells destroy bacteria, fungi, protists, & foreign tissue
        • Memory T cells cause a response if the same antigen enters the body again
        • Supressor T cells shut down killer T cells once the pathogen is under control
    • Types of Immunity
      • Active immunity appears after exposure to an antigen as a result of the immune response and can develop as a result of natural exposure or from a vaccine
      • Passive immunity occurs when antibodies produced by other animals against a pathogen are injected into the bloodstream and lasts only a short time.
    • Immune Response Summary Antigen Macrophage Helper T - Cell Active Cytotoxic T-Cell Active B - Cell Kills Infected Cells Memory T- Cell Plasma Cell Memory B-Cell Antibodies Deactivates Antigens
    • Immune System Disorders
    • Allergies
      • Allergy causing antigens enter the body.
      • Antigens attach to mast cells and trigger the inflammatory response
      • Histamine is released
        • Blood flow to area increases
        • Mucus production in the respiratory tract increases
    • Asthma
      • A chronic respiratory disease in which the air passages become narrower causing wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing
      • Triggered by allergies, respiratory infections, exercise, stress, cold air, and certain medications.
    • Autoimmune Diseases
      • The body mistakenly attacks its own cells.
      • Examples of autoimmune diseases include Type I diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, and multiple schlerosis.
      • Can be treated with medications to relieve symptoms or supress the immune response.
    • Immunodeficiency Diseases
      • Can be caused by viral infections or result from errors during development.
        • AIDS is caused by HIV (a retrovirus) that evades the defenses of the immune system and destroys helper T cells.
      • http://www.roche-hiv.com/portal/eipf/pb/hiv/Roche-HIV/demonstrationoffusioninhibition
    • Environment and Health
      • Factors including air quality, water quality, poisonous wastes, and solar radiation exposure can affect health.
      • When environmental factors cause changes in DNA, tumors which may be malignant form.
      • Carcinogens are chemical compounds known to cause cancer.
    • Immune system Animations
      • http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072495855/student_view0/chapter24/animation__the_immune_response.html
      • http://pennhealth.com/health_info/animationplayer/immune_response.html
      • http://science.nhmccd.edu/biol/inflam.html
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    • Vaccinations
      • http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk/ABPI/immune/immAnim3.htm