On Immunity Setting & Symbolism

Eula Biss
This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of On Immunity.
This section contains 1,679 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the On Immunity Study Guide

Immune System

The immune system is a complex bodily function that protects the body from disease. Specialized cells are produced in bone marrow designed to kill off infected cells. Cell-to-cell communication is accomplished by free-floating molecules while chemical signals travel through the blood. This complicated system is fully in place in full-term infants although it is referred to as “naïve” since it has not been exposed to disease that will stimulate the produce of antibodies. Infant inoculations teach the immune system how to react to pathogens that it has not yet encountered. The many childhood colds, sore throats and ear aches help advance the functionality of the immune system. The body and viruses are locked in a perpetual game of chess. One out of ten babies who were born in 1900 died. After the advancement of vaccines, a later report included the expectation that infant mortality would decrease...

(read more)

This section contains 1,679 words
(approx. 5 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the On Immunity Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
On Immunity from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook