Overview of the Immune System
Paragraphs 2-1 through 2-12.
After completing this lesson, you should be able to:
Define terms related to the immune system,
including antigen, immunogen, hapten, carrier,
immunogenicity, antigenicity, antibodies, and
Name and explain antigen factors and
host-related factors in immunogenicity.
Name and describe the five major
Explain the complement system, including the
roles of complement, the classical pathway, the
alternative pathway, the membrane attack
complex (MAC), control mechanisms for the
After completing the assignment, complete the
exercises at the end of this lesson. These exercises
will help you to achieve the lesson objectives.