Inflammatory and Immune Response Systems, Part II

Non-specific and specific defense immunity illustration courtesy of

In Part I of this series we reviewed the inflammatory response system, and now turn to the immune system, which is dynamic and has a lot of moving parts, and because it is complex, it may be easier to grasp the significance of each part when it is presented separately. In Parts II and III we’re […]

Inflammatory and Immune Response Systems, Part I

courtesy of digital thermal imaging: inflammation of (R) kidney radiates to back

The inflammatory and immune response systems are key to survival and they get activated both externally and internally. Large or small, inside or outside, wherever injury occurs the body’s defenses set off a cascade of players to deal with the tissue damage (inflammation system) and keep strangers out (immune system). Whether you bump your elbow, get a splinter, […]