The human immune system: Part 1

Armstrong, Richard A. (1996). The human immune system: Part 1. Indian Optician , pp. 46-48.

Abstract

The immune system protects the human body against infectious and malignant disease. The concept of an immune system arose because of the observation that an attack of measles or mumps, two common childhood disease, conferred an immunity on the individual, the immunity being specific to the disease. It was only much later that it was discovered that a system in the body conferred this immunity. This article discusses the various components of the immune system, how they develop and their action in conferring immunity.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences > Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: immune system,human,disease,immunity
Published Date: 1996-02
Authors: Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)

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