Flashcards in Immune System Deck (16):
2 main immune systems
Specific and non-specific
What are some examples of anatomical barriers? (4)
Skin, mucus, stomach acid, cilia
What is the difference between the specific and non-specific immune systems?
Non has a rapid maximum response, is present from birth, isn't antigen specific and has no memory.
Specific has a lag time for maximum response, is dependent on a specific antigen (that had been encountered before), builds up from birth, remembers
What is a NKC and what does it fight against most importantly?
Natural Killer Cell. A type of lymphocyte that attacks tumor cells and cells infected with a virus
Which WBC will cause inflammation and kill parasites?
Which class of immunoglobulin is present in serum in the highest concentration?
Where do lymphocytes originate?
Which antibody class produces the largest amount during a primary immune response?
Which is the predominant antibody class produced in association with allergies and parasites?
Are lymphocytes a granulocytic blood cell?
B-cells are primarily associated with the activity of which immune system?
Which immunoglobulin class is present in the respiratory tract?
What are two ways that active and passive immunity are different?
Passive: preformed antibodies come from another animal (mom usually) and there is no memory created
Active: the animal's body is actively responding to the intruder, creating their own antibodies and there is a memory made
Which granulocytes have blue/black granules?
Which antibody is known as the secretory antibody, predominating in saliva, milk, tears, and the urinary system?