The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

The Immune System


See Part II - Chapter Four - Parasitology & Bacteriology (Module Two - Elementary Immunology) for further information.

  1. State the function of the immune system.
  2. Name the 2 groups of microorganisms most commonly dealt with by the immune system.
  3. Which of the systems of the body is the immune system a part of?
  4. What is an antibody?
  5. What is an antigen?
  6. Name the antibody producing cells.
  7. What is the difference between the humoral immune response and the cellular immune response?
  8. What is meant by phagocytosis?
  9. What is the name of the system of phagocytic cells that move around the body consuming bacteria and other foreign matter?
  10. What is the name of the phagocytic cells of the blood?
  11. In what part of the body would you find macrophages?
  12. Where else within the body might phagocytic cells be located other than in the blood or connective tissue?