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Biology Body Systems

Immune, Excretory, Cardiopulmonary

Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens
Types of nonspecific defenses against pathogens mucus, sweat, tears
The inflammatory response can cause pain, swelling, redness
An immune response is triggered by antigen
A vaccine gives a body produces memory cells that provide resistance to that pathogen
Active immunity antibodies are produced by your own body
Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system fails to distinguish self from non-self
An example of infectious disease that is caused by a virus: the common cold
An example of a disease-carrying organism and the disease it spreads: deer tick and Lyme disease
Sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes are caused when: mast cells release histamine
The function of the kidneys is to: remove wastes
When blood pressure is constantly too high, the condition is known as: hypertension
Air is forced into the lungs by the contraction of the: diaphragm
The smallest blood vessels are: capillaries
Swollen lymph nodes might indicate: an infection
What is a function of the lymphatic system? collect and return lost fluid to the circulatory system
What is the function of the valves in the hear? prevent the backward flow of blood
Created by: Freshmensphs



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