The immune/inflammatory system

René Zellweger, Martin G Schwacha, Irshad H. Chaudry

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Abstract

The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body from the deleterious effects of pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and consequently from infection. This immune defensive activity is carried out primarily by leukocytes, which include lymphocytic cells (i.e. T and B cells and natural killer cells) and phagocytic cells (i.e. macrophages and neutrophils). Leukocytes are predominately found in the lymphoid organs [i.e. bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissues (MALT)], but are also present in other tissues, such as the liver and lungs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWylie and Churchill-Davidsons
Subtitle of host publicationA Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages377-390
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781444114027
ISBN (Print)9780340731307
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Immune System
Leukocytes
Parasitic Diseases
Lymphoid Tissue
Phagocytes
Natural Killer Cells
Thymus Gland
Mucous Membrane
Neutrophils
B-Lymphocytes
Fungi
Spleen
Lymph Nodes
Bone Marrow
Macrophages
Viruses
Bacteria
T-Lymphocytes
Lung
Liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Zellweger, R., Schwacha, M. G., & Chaudry, I. H. (2003). The immune/inflammatory system. In Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons: A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition (pp. 377-390). CRC Press.

The immune/inflammatory system. / Zellweger, René; Schwacha, Martin G; Chaudry, Irshad H.

Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons: A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition. CRC Press, 2003. p. 377-390.

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Zellweger, R, Schwacha, MG & Chaudry, IH 2003, The immune/inflammatory system. in Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons: A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition. CRC Press, pp. 377-390.
Zellweger R, Schwacha MG, Chaudry IH. The immune/inflammatory system. In Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons: A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition. CRC Press. 2003. p. 377-390
Zellweger, René ; Schwacha, Martin G ; Chaudry, Irshad H. / The immune/inflammatory system. Wylie and Churchill-Davidsons: A Practice of Anesthesia, Seventh Edition. CRC Press, 2003. pp. 377-390
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