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Chapter 17, Problem 28QP
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Disorders of the Immune System

Autoimmune disorders involve the breakdown of an essential property of the immune system. What is it? How does this breakdown cause juvenile diabetes?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The essential property of the immune system that is disintegrated by an autoimmune disorder.

Introduction: The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body against foreign substances. There are two types of immunity in the body: innate immunity, which is present from the birth and adaptive immunity is developed after birth.

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One of the important property of the immune system is to differentiate between cells of the body (self) and foreign substances such as microorganism (non-self). In the case of autoimmune disorders, tolerance of the immune system towards self-cells becomes non-functional...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The way in which the immune system fails to recognize the self-cells leads to the development of juvenile diabetes.

Introduction: The primary function of the immune system is to protect the body against foreign substances. The failure of the immune system may lead to various chronic disorders such as autoimmune disorders.

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