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Immune System

Quiz by Shannon Engler

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  • Q1
    The main function of our immune system is to?
    protect us from infection and disease
  • Q2
    The body's defense starts with what largest organ?
    the skin
  • Q3
    The immune system identifies foreign threats that could potentially be dangerous like...?
    viruses, bacteria, and parasites
  • Q4
    What are five main categories of pathogens that cause infections in humans?
    viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and worms
  • Q5
    What is a parasite?
    an organism that lives off of another organism and gets its food from that organism
  • Q6
    What is a protozoa?
    single-celled eukaryotes, either free-living or parasitic, which feed on organic matter such as other microorganisms or organic tissues and debris
  • Q7
    What is fungi?
    any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds, as well as the more familiar mushrooms
  • Q8
    What is a prion?
    a disease like CJD that is very rare you can catch this disease by an infected tissue, it can cause personality changes, anxiety, depression, and memory loss
  • Q9
    What happens during the inflammatory response?
    blood circulation increases around the pathogens, which brings in many white blood cells called phagocytes, the blood cells absorb the invaders and dissolve the pathogens with chemicals

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