The Human Body Consists Of Multiple Systems Essay

1456 Words Nov 17th, 2014 6 Pages
The human body consists of multiple systems working together to keep us alive and well. These systems include: the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, digestive system, respiratory system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system, urinary system and immune system. Each of these systems has its own role in allowing our body to function appropriately. However, each is interdependent. Therefore, if one system becomes compromised for any reason, other body systems will become compromised as well. This is exactly the case for a patient with an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases directly affect the ability of the immune system to function normally. With the immune system comprised, other systems such as the cardiovascular and muscular system will also become comprised resulting in the affects of these diseases.
To disambiguate, the immune system defends our bodies through both innate and adaptive responses. The innate immune system is the initial cellular and biochemical defense in response to infection. Adaptive immunity essentially remembers and recognizes microbes in order to respond more vigorously. B-Lymphocytes contribute to adaptive immunity by secreting antibodies in order to eliminate these microbes. T-Lymphocytes “activate macrophages” and “directly destroy infected cells” (Abbas, 20). Adaptive immunity has a slew of functions allowing our immune system to function at its full and desired potential.
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