This is the major barrier between you and the environment.
Innate immune response
This is also referred to as native, natural, or non-specific.
Adaptive immune response
This is also referred to as acquired or specific; it will never exist without an innate immune response.
Is the innate immune response rapid or slow?
Is the adaptive immune response rapid or slow?
Not antigen specific
Is the innate immune response antigen specific or not?
Is the adaptive immune response antigen specific or not?
Does the adaptive immune response have immunologic memory or not?
No immunologic memory
Does the innate immune response have immunologic memory or not?
Which immune response prevents, control, or eliminates infection (and takes care of the majority of small infections)?
This is the player in innate immunity that consists of serum proteins.
This is the play in innate immunity that consists of phagocytes, granulocytes, and NK cells.
Dendritic cells, monocytes/macrophages, and neutrophils are all this type of cell.
Neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and mast cells are all this type of cell.
Antibodies neutralize and eradicate pathogens and antigens in this compartment of the body.
Cell-mediated immunity is responsible for eradication of pathogens in this compartment of the body.
These are serum proteins that are produced by plasma cells.
Primary lymphoid organs
These are also known as central and consist of bone marrow, thymus, and spleen. They function as sites of leukocyte development and maturation.
Secondary lymphoid organs
These include lymph nodes, tonsils/adenoids, spleen, mucosal associated lymphoid tissue, and Peyer's patches. These are the sites of activation of the adaptive immune response.
These are the largest lymphoid organ.
This is the primary site of hematopoiesis in adults and the site where B lymphocytes develop and mature.
This is involved in the development and maturation of T lymphocytes.
It was recently discovered that B lymphocytes must enter this organ to reach maturation.