The Immune System. Immune System Diseases. Non-Specific Immunity. A wide variety of factors that provide non-selective opposition to the invasion of the body by foreign protein-based substances “Antigens”. Examples of Non-Specific Immunity. Inflammation Mechanical Barrier , ie skin
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Immune System Diseases
Response to a specific antigen
Antigen is rendered harmless by one or a combination of the following
A series of protein enzymes that attach to antigen-antibody complexes involving IgG and IgM
Immune Complexes – may damage host cells as well as antigen
Immune response that is not needed and may cause harm
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Current drug regimes prevent the virus from replicating. They control the virus but do not destroy it!
These drugs are very costly and have many side effects!
But don’t hate the sick person!
antibodies form against body tissues