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Author Stewart, Gregory John.

Title The immune system / Gregory J. Stewart ; introduction by Denton A. Cooley
Published New York, NY : Chelsea House, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (128 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Series The human body, how it works
Human body, how it works.
Contents How important is the immune system? -- Innate immunity and defenses -- Cells, tissues, and organs of the immune system -- Humoral immunity -- Antibody synthesis -- Cell-mediated immunity -- Importance of vaccines -- Allergies and autoimmune diseases -- Immune reactions as a scientific tool
Summary The immune system is crucial to the normal functioning of the human body. As the body's 'military', it prevents invaders from entering and destroys those who slip past its defenses. This title discusses the human body's fundamental defense system, from its component parts to what happens when the body's defenses are breached
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Immune system -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 143812905X (electronic bk.)
9781438129051 (electronic bk.)