Immunologic Tolerance: Definition & Example


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What is immunological tolerance?

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1. Which type of lymphocyte undergoes central tolerance?

2. Which type of lymphocyte goes through peripheral tolerance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment is designed to quickly measure your knowledge of the immune system and immunologic tolerance. You will need to understand what is meant by this term and the cells that play a role in the development of this tolerance to do well on this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can demonstrate your full understanding of this topic by doing the following for this quiz:

  • Define immunologic tolerance
  • Identify the type of lymphocyte that undergoes central tolerance
  • Name the lymphocyte(s) that goes through peripheral tolerance
  • Choose a word that describes a T cell that has lost the ability to react or reproduce
  • Describe an autoimmune disease

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define or describe the terms immunologic tolerance and autoimmune disease
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding T cells that have lost the ability to react/reproduce due to recognizing self-antigen
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific lymphocytes that go through different types of tolerance

Additional Learning

Further build your understanding of this topic by studying the lesson titled Immunologic Tolerance: Definition & Example. Facts addressed in this lesson include:

  • What the immune system is
  • The definition of an antigen
  • How autoimmune diseases develop