Major Components of The Immune System

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Major Components of The Immune System
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organs of the immune system
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  1.                             

                              Antigen
    a foreign agent that triggers the production of antibodies in the immune system
  2. Antibody
    Proteins used bythe immune system to identify and neutralize foreign agents, such as viruses and bacteria
  3. Autoantibody
    An antibody made by immune system that attacks an individual's own proteins
  4. Thymus
    Located in the anterior superior mediastinum; functions are the development of T-lymphocytes and the production and secretion of thymosins
  5. Lymphatic Tissue
    Connective tissue containing many lymphocytes; transport immune cells, antigen-presenting cells, fatty acids, and fats; filters body system
  6. Bone Marrow
    Soft, fatty tissue found inside bones, includes stem cells and leukocytes
  7. Neutrophil

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