The part of the lymphatic system that gives us our immunity.
Bacteria that produces sinus infections, infected cuts, etc.
Cause athlete's foot, thrush on the tongue, vaginal yeast infections, etc.
Examples: pinworms, round worms, tapeworms, etc.
A chunk of either DNA or RNA that is wrapped around its own protein coat.
Our own cells that have been damaged and can no longer control their functions.
Harmful chemicals that are foreign to the body.
An immune response that is the same regardless of the pathogen or toxin encountered.
An immune response targeted at a specific pathogen or toxin.
Another word for innate immunity; it does not seek out a specific pathogen or toxin but instead just tries to protect us from everything.
Another word for acquired immunity.
A chemical found in that stomach that kills off most pathogens through swallowing our own mucus (nonspecific immunity).
An enzyme found in tears; it breaks cell walls and kills bacteria that gets in our eyes.
The most common bacterial infection of the eye.
A nonspecific immunity, urine washes out the urinary tract, protecting it from bacterial infection.
An combination of specific and nonspecific immunity against infection.
The first line of innate immunity; they "squeeze out" any pathogens or toxins that happen to make it passed the gastric juice in the stomach.
A series of 20 plasma proteins activated by foreign cells or antibodies to those cells. They 1) lye bacteria, 2) promote phagocytosis, and 3) promote inflammation.
Proteins secreted by cells infected with a virus. These proteins stimulate nearby cells to produce virus-fighting substances.
"Involved with fighting cells"
"does nothing against living cells"
White Blood Cells
Non-specific; attack potentially any bacterium or virus.
Natural Killer Cells
Lymphocytes that attack tumor cells or virus-infected cells.
Swelling up of an infection; results in an increased blood flow to the injury.
Causes inflammation; blood vessels near an infection or injury get larger in order to increase blood flow.
Happens when infections are being fought in one are of the body.
Happens when infections are being fought all over the body.
Chemicals which promote fever by acting on the hypothalamus.
Immunity which comes from antibodies in blood plasma.
Immunity which comes from the actions of T-lymphocytes.
Responsible for cell-mediated immunity.