Ch 9: Understanding the Immune System

About This Chapter

Use our entertaining video lessons and quizzes to help you understand what the immune system does. Learn how the body defends itself against pathogens.

Understanding the Immune System - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors explain how the immune system defends the human body against pathogens that cause illnesses. You'll be introduced to adaptive immunity, autoimmune diseases, and immune deficiency diseases. When you've completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe the function of the immune system
  • Define adaptive immunity
  • Discuss common autoimmune diseases
  • Explain common immune deficiency diseases

Our video instructors, who are professionals in their subjects, design each lesson to be thorough - but not too long - and engaging. After each lesson, take the self-assessment quiz to see how well you've learned the material. A written transcript accompanies every lesson in case you want to read along, and you can use the video tags to easily find key points in the video if you want to watch them again. Vocabulary terms are often linked to written lessons that give you further information in case you get stuck on an unfamiliar term.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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