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Study Guide Questions

1.     The immune system is the body's defense against what?
2.     What are organisms that cause disease in other organisms called?
3.     What is the name for the body's healthy balance?
4.     What are some common pathogens, and how do humans come into contact with them?
5.     What is any disease caused by a pathogen called?
6.     Are all diseases caused by pathogens?
7.     What was Robert Koch trying to discover?
8.     Steps that directly relate a specific microorganism to a specific disease comprise what are known as "________________________________________________."
9.     Most human disease pathogens find the perfect place to survive and reproduce where?
10.     People cannot infect others during the "incubation period." True or false?
11.     People can pass on a disease even before they show symptoms of a disease themselves. True or false?
12.     Signs of a disease are commonly called "____________________________."
13.     What are two diseases that can be spread from animals to humans?
14.     What are two non-living sources of disease?
15.     In what four ways can a pathogen be transmitted?
16.     What's a "vector"?
17.     Diseases that are passed from one person to another are called "_______________________________________________________."
18.     What served as the vector for the bubonic plague?
19.     How do viruses spread?
20.     How do bacteria inflict damage on cells?
21.     What's an "endemic disease"?
22.     What kind of disease is the common cold?
23.     What is an "epidemic"?
24.     What does an antibiotic do?
25.     Antibiotics can treat what kinds of infections?
26.     What is the "lymphatic system"?
27.     What are the three basic functions of the lymphatic system?
28.     The cells that make up the human body are constantly surrounded by what?
29.     When tissue fluid enters lymphatic vessels, what does it become known as?
30.     On what does the immune system rely, to a great extent?
31.     What are the most common white blood cells?
32.     What are "lymph nodes"?
33.     What do tonsils do?
34.     Where do lymphocytes mature and develop into cells that fight specific pathogens?
35.     Your body's wide range of non-specific defenses make up its ________________________________.
36.     What is often the body's first line of defense against a pathogen?
37.     What is a body enzyme that can break down the cell walls of some bacteria?
38.     Explain the process of phagocytosis.
39.     What is "pus"?
40.     What characterizes inflammation?
41.     What is "complement"?
42.     What is the building up of defenses against pathogens called?
43.     What does an antigen do?
44.     What are vaccines made of?
45.     Why is it important for us to wash our hands often?
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