The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System


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The mucociliary apparatus is found in:

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1. Why are cilia important in the immune system?

2. Which of the following is NOT a part of the innate immune system?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools give you feedback on what you've learned regarding anatomical barriers in the immune system. Information you'll be assessed on includes descriptions of cilia and lysozymes as well as identifying parts of the innate immune system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics to be tested in the quiz include:

  • The location of the mucociliary apparatus
  • A description of cilia
  • Parts of the innate immune system
  • The function of commensal or mutual flora
  • Lysozymes defined

Skills Practiced

Skills to be tested as part of these assessments include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on anatomical barriers of the immune system
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as cilia and lysozymes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of commensal or mutual flora
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about parts of the innate immune system

Additional Learning

You can learn more on this topic by viewing the lesson called The Anatomical Barriers of the Immune System. Objectives discussed are:

  • Differentiate between the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system
  • Relate the skin's role in the immune system, including your understanding of commensal and mutualistic flora
  • Identify bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract that help to keep you healthy
  • Define what lysozymes and mucociliary apparatus are and explain how they help to fight off unwanted pathogens