Wilson Lecture 6 [012810]

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Health Psychology 465 Instructor: Dr. Dawn K. Wilson Chapter Two: The Systems of the Body
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Fig. 8 Melanoma of the Skin SEER Incidence Rates  by Race and Ethnicity, U.S., 1975–2005
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The Immune System:  Overview Infection:  The invasion of microbes and  their growth in the body. Four ways of infection Direct Transmission  Indirect Transmission  Biological Transmission Mechanical Transmission
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The Immune System:   The Course of Infection Incubation period Period of nonspecific symptoms Acute phase Fatality OR Period of decline during which invading  organisms are expelled Infections may be localized, focal, or  systemic. Primary infections may lead  to secondary infections. 
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The Immune System:  Immunity The body’s resistance to injury from invading  organisms. Temporary natural immunity when breast fed.
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