A Brief Overview of the Immune System
posted by Allergy and Immunology | July 18, 2017
The immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against disease and infection, and is responsible for targeting and destroying substances that it recognizes as foreign or different from normal, healthy tissues in the body.
What are the major components of the immune system, and how do their processes work? Here’s an overview.
The primary components of the immune system are:
Key cells in your immune system, lymphocytes known as B and T cells, help destroy invaders within the lymphatic system. Their process goes as follows:
To learn more about your immune system, or if you think there are issues taking place in your body’s ability to fight infection and other invaders, speak to your doctor.
“Components of the Immune System.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/components-of-the-immune-system
“Your immune system.” The Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/your-immune-system/img-20005603
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.