Flashcards in Immunity Deck (12):
The lymphatic system functions to:
Drain excess fluid
Return leaked plasma proteins back to blood
Transport dietary nutrients
Protect against bacteria
Lymph nodes are?
Encapsulated oval structures located along lymphatic vessels
Lymph nodes contain?
Macrophages, B and T cells
Lymph nodes function primarily to
Drain away excess fluid and cell debris
Filter out bacteria
What is the largest mass of lymphatic tissues?
What is the term that describes the body's response when cells are damaged by microbes, physical or chemical agents?
What immunity refers to destruction of antigens by T cells?
Cell mediated immunity - particularly against virus pathogens
What immunity refers to the destruction of antigens by antibodies?
Antibody mediated (humoral) immunity
What are pathogens?
Infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and Protozoa
Antibody mediated immunity works mainly against?
Extra cellular pathogens - primarily bacteria which multiply in body fluids but rarely enter body cells.
The ability of your T cells to recognize your MHC antigens made by your body would result in disorders classified as?