Immune Sytem

Dhel Marie Perez

Function

To protect the body from harmful foreign objects that might affect the body negatively. The immune system acts as a barrier and specialist to kill bacteria and leave memory cells for the body not to be infected.
Pathogen- bacteria or virus that can cause disease

Active immunity- results that production of the antibody is in response to the presence of the antigen

Passive Immunity- short term immunity of introduction of antibodies through animal or person

Antigen- a foreign substance that induces the production of the antibodies

Antibody- a blood protein produced for an antigen and chemically combines withe foreign substance for the body to know it is an alien

The common cold

A Viral Infection of the throat and nose.

Symptoms:

Runny Nose

Congested

Redness in the nose

Sneezing

Headaches

Treatment:

Vick's Vapo Rub

Over the counter medicine

Cough drops

Antibiotics vs. Bacteria vs. Virus

Antibiotics work on bacteria because they do not live the a host cell and can be easily detected for the immune system to break down its membrane. The virus lives in a host cell and is unable to be detected nor be killed by antibiotics.