How the Human Immune System Works

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What is the general term we use for the army of defending cells that keep your body safe from infection and disease?

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1. This term is used to describe a foreign substance that induces an immune response.

2. Phagocytes do this to any foreign invader they don't recognize.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you gauge your knowledge of the human immune system, as well as terms like white blood cells and antigen.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will be asked about:

  • The word for a foreign substance that creates a response in the immune system
  • Cells that fight off infections and diseases
  • Antibodies
  • B lymphocytes
  • Function of phagocytes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as antibodies and white blood cells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the kind of cell that creates antibodies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the human immune system

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson titled Human the Immune System Works to gain additional insight into the human body. This lesson includes these objectives:

  • Define immune system
  • Examine the roles of white blood cells
  • Identify how your body responds to bacteria invaders
  • Determine how immunizations work
  • Differentiate between B lymphocytes and T lymphocytes
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