the body's defense system that protects against
foreign invaders (e.g., microorganisms) and cancerous cells. Some immune
defenses are nonspecific (e.g., phagocytosis). Defenses against specific
antigens are of 2 types: cell-mediated (TH1) and humoral (antibody-based,
or TH2). Organs of the immune system include the lymph nodes, spleen,
thymus, tonsils and bone marrow.
Immune SystemJAMA The complex functions of the body that recognize foreign agents or substances, neutralize them, and recall the response later when confronted with the same challenge.
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