Ch 25: Praxis Biology: Immunology

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Check out this engaging chapter on immunology for help preparing for the Praxis Biology exam. Each short, user-friendly video lesson is accompanied by a self-assessment quiz and accessible 24 hours a day on any mobile device or computer with an Internet connection.

Praxis Biology: Immunology - Chapter Summary

Use this professionally taught chapter on immunology to get ready for the Praxis Biology exam. Watch videos on antibiotics, vaccines and acquired immunity at your own pace and on your own schedule. After you finish this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Detail innate immunity mechanisms, including neutrophils, inflammation and natural killer cells
  • Explain T cells, B cells, antibodies and other forms of acquired immunity
  • Outline how vaccines and antibiotics work
  • Discuss HIV, flu viruses and immune system evasion
  • Identify antibiotic resistance and virulence as it relates to pathogens

Because this chapter is readily available, you can study any time that works well for you. Our videos are easy to navigate using the timeline feature, so you can go back and review as needed. If you have any questions along the way, reach out to one of our instructors through the Dashboard.

5 Lessons in Chapter 25: Praxis Biology: Immunology
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Innate Immunity: Inflammation, Neutrophils & Natural Killer Cells

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

The innate immune system builds a defense against dangerous pathogens and other foreign invaders of the body. Explore the innate immune system and discover the functions of various immune cells, like neutrophils, which are the first immune cells to respond to wounds.

Acquired Immunity: T Cells, B Cells and Antibodies

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

People who have acquired immunity against an illness cannot be infected with it again. Discover how T cells, B cells, and antibodies work together to fight illnesses in this lesson.

Antibiotics and Vaccines

3. Antibiotics and Vaccines

Antibiotics and vaccines have a great contribution to the increase in life expectancy over time. Learn more about the history of antibiotics and vaccines, and how different types of vaccines are developed.

Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

4. Flu Viruses, HIV and Immune System Evasion

Some viruses, such as influenza and HIV, continue to spread and infect despite the human immune system. Understand characteristics of these viruses, such as rapid or high mutation rates, and how they help in evading the human body's protections.

Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence

5. Pathogens: Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence

Antibiotic resistance comes about when a disease causing microbe evolves to hold out against the effects of medications due to overuse. Study antibiotic resistance, its dangers, virulence, factors of virulence, and how virulence specificity is beneficial.

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