Immune System

Keeping you healthy

 My guess is that if you’re here, you’re here because your teacher/advisor ordered you here.  Same for me. Paula and Chris made me be here to give you a little pep talk about how cool and important the immune system is. It is, but if I admitted that to you, you’d probably think I’m a total nerd, so I’m just going to tell you to get on with reading about how your body fights against disease and then, on to an important little tidbit about inflammation, something that can really get your immune system out of whack.  

Immune system:  noun Anatomy  a diffuse, complex network of interacting cells, cell products, and cell-forming tissues that protects the body from pathogens and other foreign substances, destroys infected and malignant cells, and removes cellular debris…

Put simply, your immune system fights bad germs (pathogens), and the subsequent infections those germs create when they enter your body.

Immune System is a system because it is made up of various parts with different functions. Just like a car has an engine and a gas tank and pipes where the fuel is pumped, etc., your immune system has various parts as well.

We’re going to cover a few parts in the next posts as well as how the system works and how inflammation can cause problems. You see? Although your immune system is complex, we’ve made it simple;)

Post Question: Make up a new name for your immune system.

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