En esta lección vamos a describir los patógenos es y cómo el cuerpo se defiende contra los patógenos.
Also known as specific immunity, adaptive immunity is carried out by T & B lymphocytes and reacts to specific antigens of cells; adaptive immunity also produces memory cells to target the same pathogen if we are ever exposed to it again.
Also known as non-specific immunity, innate immunity consists of general physiologic responses (fever, inflammation, etc.) that can affect the entire body.
Consists of skin and mucous membranes, physical barriers are our first line of defense against pathogens. Physical barriers are part of our non-specific immunity.
Any disease-causing agent that we are exposed to (bacteria, virus, fungus, parasite, etc.)