The Immune System

Overview

What are T cells?

What is an allergic reaction?

How do antibodies work?

Investigate the miracles of the human body with Body Focus. Each book provides an in-depth focus on a vital body part or system, the way it works, and why it occasionally goes wrong. The series also emphasizes the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle to keep our bodies in good working order.

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Overview

What are T cells?

What is an allergic reaction?

How do antibodies work?

Investigate the miracles of the human body with Body Focus. Each book provides an in-depth focus on a vital body part or system, the way it works, and why it occasionally goes wrong. The series also emphasizes the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle to keep our bodies in good working order.

The Immune System explores the structure of the immune system and how it fights off invasion from attacking diseases and infections. The book explains the different illnesses and conditions that can affect our immune system, from allergic reactions to chronic fatigue syndrome, and outlines ways that we can keep our immune systems healthy.

Each book in the series includes:

information panels that focus on areas of study, health issues, and cutting-edge technology and treatments

a table that summarizes information about illnesses or injuries, and how they can be prevented or treated

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781432934132
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Series: Body Focus Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Defense Against What? 6

Health and Hygiene 8

General Defense 10

Inflammatory Response 12

Phagocytosis 14

Lymphatic System 16

Specific Immunity 18

White Blood Cells 20

Cell-Mediated Immunity 22

Antibodies and Immunity 24

Vaccination 26

Monoclonal Antibodies 28

Allergy 30

Coping with Allergies 32

Autoimmunity 34

Immunodeficiency and Immunosuppression 36

HIV/AIDS 38

Transplants and Rejection 40

Other Immune System Problems 42

What Can Go Wrong with My Immune System? 44

Find Out More 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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