Ch 40: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 40: The Immune System and Disease

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The Immune System and Disease chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology course helps students learn the essential science lessons associated with the human immune system and disease. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Immune System and Disease textbook chapter.

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Students will learn about:

  • Types of infectious diseases
  • Transmission of infectious diseases
  • Defining the immune system
  • Effects of the inflammatory response
  • Antibodies, B cells and T cells
  • Types of autoimmune diseases
  • Causes of cancer
  • General cancer treatments

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8 Lessons in Chapter 40: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 40: The Immune System and Disease
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What Are the Types of Diseases?

1. What Are the Types of Diseases?

This lesson will focus on the different types of diseases that a person may develop or contract. We'll discuss the differences between acute, chronic, primary, secondary, local, and systemic diseases.

The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission

2. The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission

This lesson will discuss the different ways you can get sick. We'll discuss how pathogenic microbes can be transmitted to you or someone else as we explore horizontal and vertical transmission as well as vectors, vehicles, and fomites.

What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

3. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.

The Inflammatory Response's Effect on the Entire Body

4. The Inflammatory Response's Effect on the Entire Body

This lesson will discuss two important roles systemic inflammation is involved in: fever and leukocytosis. It will also discuss the flip-side, two bad components of systemic inflammation: cachexia and anaphylactic shock.

Acquired Immunity: T Cells, B Cells and Antibodies

5. 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.

Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

6. Autoimmune Diseases: Definitions & Types

What is an autoimmune disease? Why does it occur? What are some examples of autoimmune diseases? This lesson will describe myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and much more.

What Causes Cancer?

7. What Causes Cancer?

This lesson will discuss a model of cancer formation as well as some things that can cause cancer. You'll learn about initiation, promotion, and progression as well as what occurs during each step.

The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

8. The General Treatment Strategies For Cancer

This lesson will describe the three traditional methods of treating cancer. These include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy as well as their potential uses, benefits, and side-effects. We'll also touch on other ways by which we can treat cancer.

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