Human Body Systems

Immune System

MCAT Anatomy > Human Body Systems > Immune System

Background

Non-Specific Defense Systems

Skin

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Respiratory System

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The Respiratory System also has a first line of defense. It contains mucous passages lined with cilia, which trap particulate matter and push it up towards the oropharynx and then swallowed. The main goal is prevent dirt and smoke but it also helps prevent bacteria and viruses that are trying to hitch a ride.

Innate Immune System

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Immune Cell Formation

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Cell Mediated Immunity

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Humoral Immunity

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