Lymphatic System and Immunity. Defense against disease 1. filters out organisms that cause disease 2. produces white blood cells 3. makes antibodies 4. Drains excess fluids and protein so that tissues do not swell up (edema). Structure of the Lymphatic System. Lymph
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- anatomical barriers/unbroken skin
- cellular secretions/mucus and tears
- blood phagocytes
- local inflammation
2. Acquired Immunity – body’s reaction to invaders
a. passive acquired immunity – from injecting antibodies, only lasts a few weeks
b. Active acquired immunity – lasts longer
i. Natural acquired immunity – result of recovering from disease, body manufactures own antibodies and person doesn’t get the disease again
ii. Artificial acquired immunity – from being vaccinated
- antigen injected into a person to stimulate production of antibodies
- protein that functions specifically as an antibody.
- IgG, IgM, IgA, IgD, IgE
- handle with care
-don’t let it touch your clothing, clean or discard appropriately