Psych 314 Lecture Notes - April 1st

Psych 314 Lecture Notes - April 1st - Psych 314 Lecture...

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Psych 314 Lecture Notes April 1 st , 2009 Psychoneuroimmunology: - interactions among behavioral, neuro endocrine & immunological processes of adaptation - disorders believed to be related to immunologic functioning: o AIDS o Cancer o Arthritis, autoimmune disorder Immune system: - surveillance system of the body: primary function: o distinguish between what is “self” and what is foreign o attack and rid body of foreign invaders - distinction between: (know for exam!) o natural immunity: quick, general, promote wound healing, in response to short o specific immunity: slow, specific, in response to long term stressors Assessing Immunocompetence: - immunocompetence: degree to which the immune system functions effectively - two general indicators: o 1. measuring numbers of different cells in the immune system by looking at blood samples o 2. assessing the functioning of immune cells (eg. Activation, proliferation,
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2009 for the course PSYC 314 taught by Professor Versloot during the Spring '09 term at The University of British Columbia.

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