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Chapter 15: Immune System

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    Learning Objectives
    • Name three main benefits from immune system functioning.
    • Name the three special characteristics of the immune system in defending the body and explain the benefits from each characteristic.
    • Describe the general immune system functions of macrophages and Langerhans cells; types of T-cells; and B-cells
    • Describe the general features in a primary immune response and secondary immune responses.
    • Explain the importance of positive feedback in an immune response.
    • Describe the general average effects of aging on immune system functioning.
    • Name three main reasons for age-related changes in immune system functioning.
    • Name four specific factors that cause an age-related decrease in the effectiveness of immune system functioning.
    • Name four problems resulting from age changes in immune system functioning.
    • Name three ways to minimize consequences from age-related decreases in immune functioning.

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