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Immune System

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Jamie Simpson

on 26 April 2010

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The Main Parts of the Immune System How the Different Parts of the System Work Together Diseases that Affect the System and Their Effects on the Immune System Treatment Options for the Diseases How to keep the Immune System Healthy Fun and Interesting Facts Lymph (liquid) Lymph node Lymph vessels Tonsils Thymus gland Spleen Lymph circulates in lymph vessels and carries harmful pathogens and other small particles to the other parts.

The lymph nodes filters and destroys pathogens.

The spleen filters foreign matter from the blood and lymph.

The thymus gland changes white blood cells to T cells (WBC that destroy pathogens). Choose foods that are high in protein and vitamin B. Get plenty of rest and sleep. Keep accurate records of all immunizations. Immune System How the Immune System Works with Other Body Systems Exercise to keep bones dense and to protect bone marrow. It is common for babies to be born with no tonsils.

Human tonsils can bounce higher than a rubber ball of similar weight and size.

Laughing reduces stress cells, which in turn strengthens your immune system.

The brain does not control the immune system. Fights infections and diseases in the other systems to keep them healthy and working.

White blood cells are formed in bone marrow and circulate in the blood.

Tonsils may help fight upper respiratory tract infections.

Filters the blood of harmful pathogens and foreign matter. Autoimmunity: Overactive immune responses where the immune system attacks part of the body (Arthritis).

Hypersensitivity: An immune response that damages the body's own tissues (like diabetes, allergies or asthma).

Immunodeficiencies: One or more of the components of the immune system are inactive (AIDS). Immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drugs. Boost immunity naturally. Antiretroviral drugs. Bone marrow
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