Inflammatory and Immune Response Systems, Part II

Non-specific and specific defense immunity illustration courtesy of softchalk.com

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 when its various parts are presented separately. In Parts II and III we’re going to […]

Inflammatory and Immune Response Systems, Part I

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

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, or have an autoimmune disorder, the same sequence unfolds, aimed to restore order and heal […]