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Ch 35: General Science: The Immune & Endocrine Systems

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While you study for the AEPA General Science exam, use this chapter to review some of the structures and functions of the immune and endocrine systems.

AEPA General Science: The Immune & Endocrine Systems - Chapter Summary

Watch our expert instructors in this series of engaging lesson videos. Review the structure of the immune system as well as the functions of the endocrine system. As a result of your studies, you could address the following on the exam:

  • Innate immunity
  • Agents of acquired immunity
  • Functions of antibiotics and vaccines
  • Viruses and immune system evasion
  • Antibiotic resistance and virulence of pathogens
  • Temperature regulation in humans
  • Homeostasis of glucose levels

Review lessons on your mobile device during your spare time whenever you are not at your computer. Also, try reading the lesson transcripts that will identify some of the important terms of these lessons. When you finish a lesson, take its accompanying quiz and the practice chapter exam.

AEPA General Science: The Immune & Endocrine Systems Chapter Objectives

The AEPA General Science exam is the computer-based certification exam used in the state of Arizona to certify future science teachers. It is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions and has a three-hour time limit. About 25% of the questions on this exam will ask you about life science, including the ways in which organisms fight diseases and maintain homeostasis.

7 Lessons in Chapter 35: General Science: The Immune & Endocrine Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Innate Immunity: Inflammation, Neutrophils & Natural Killer Cells

1. Innate Immunity: Inflammation, Neutrophils & Natural Killer Cells

You might already know how your body handles known infectious agents but how about unknown? Watch this video to explore your innate immune system - your body's defense against new bacteria and viruses.

Acquired Immunity: T Cells, B Cells and Antibodies

2. Acquired Immunity: T Cells, B Cells and Antibodies

Have you ever wondered why some people don't ever seem to get sick? These people likely have an acquired immunity. Learn more about the immune system and how exposure to an illness one time can help your body to prevent that illness from ever occurring again.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

3. Antibiotics and Vaccines

Do you know why children must get regularly vaccinated? Have you ever wondered how an antibiotic works and why they are so widely prescribed? If so, this lesson will help you to understand how changes in medicine have almost eliminated several deadly diseases and added decades to the average person's lifespan.

Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

4. Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

Why is it that our immune systems can protect us from some viruses but not others? We've eradicated smallpox by using vaccines, so why do influenza and HIV remain such dangerous health risks? In this lesson about viruses, we'll explore these questions and learn how influenza and HIV continue to evade the human immune system.

Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence

5. Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence

Find out more about how the overuse of antibiotics could lead to some serious problems with epidemics or untreatable diseases in the future. You can also discover some of the things that make pathogens harmful and why pathogens don't cause disease in every species they infect.

Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

6. Homeostasis and Temperature Regulation in Humans

Do you wonder how your body is able to maintain a consistent temperature? Have you ever questioned why you get goosebumps when you're cold? This lesson will introduce you to homeostasis and answer your questions about body temperature regulation and reactions, like goosebumps.

Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes

7. Homeostasis of Glucose Levels: Hormonal Control and Diabetes

In this lesson, we'll look at how the body uses hormones to maintain homeostasis of blood glucose levels, what happens in people who have diabetes, and how diabetics can manage their disease.

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