What do anti-bodies do to microbes?
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Asked in Microbiology
How does your body defend itself against microbes?
Asked in Science
What happens when you are infected by the same microbes more than once?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Cold and Flu, Infectious Diseases, Vaccinations, Swine Flu (H1N1/09)
When a person receives a flu vaccination does he develop active or passive immunity?
Active. Foreign microbes, or parts of microbes, are introduced to the body and the immune system reacts and produces antibodies. The antibodies were made in reaction to a foreign body introduced into the body, so it's active. Passive is when the antibodies are given directly to the person, such as from mother to child in pregnancy.
Asked in Immune System
Do antibodies kill microbes inside the human body?
Yes. Antibodies are designed to kill microorganisms like virus and bacteria that infect us. The human body has its natural defense mechanism comprising of the WBCs (White Blood Cells) which fight against these microbes if they enter our body. The WBCs are able to defend us against most simple microbes. Certain microbes are pretty strong and when our WBCs are unable to destroy them, that is when we get infections like fever or flu or any other infection. During such situations, doctors administer us with antibodies that can help our soldiers (WBCs) fight against these invading microbes and destroy them which brings us back to good health.
Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What are the 3 ways for white blood cell to fight against microbes?
Asked in Genetics
What three ways do white blood cells attack microbes?
How are microbes used in medicines?
Microbes are tiny organisms that cannot be seen by the human eye. There are microbes that are good for you and microbes that are bad for you. Everyone has an immune system, which is a bodily function that defends your body from bad microbes. the immune system is not an organ but its in your bloodstream and most of your organs. In your immune system there are things called antibodies which kill bad microbes. When you have medicines and jabs, there are bad microbes inside the medicines/jabs. They always put in quite mild bad microbes though, so it doesn't make you ill but does prepare the antibodies so if they see the same kind of bad microbes again they will be able to kill them faster, giving you less chance of catching the disease. For example, in the smallpox jab they give you the smallpox that cows get (yes, cows can get smallpox too). But humans can't actually get ill from having small amounts of cow smallpox injected into them, because our antibodies can kill cow smallpox microbes easily. But when the antibodies kill the cow smallpox microbes, they remember them, so if you ever get human smallpox microbes inside you, the antibodies will remember how they killed the cow smallpox microbes and kill the smallpox microbes in the same way. Because they have already killed the same thing before, they will kill them quicker, giving you much less chance of the smallpox microbes getting through your immune system and giving you the disease. As humans are eukaryotes, our genome is extremely difficult to truly decode due to processes such as exon shuffling, the genetic "junk" and likely dozens of other observed aspects of our genome. Naturally, many people with genetic defects need a constant supply of medicines (diabetics will be used from here on out in this section). Creating insulin in a lab was very difficult before the onset of cDNA, which (long story made really really short) is placing the human insulin gene into yeast or another simple eukaryote. Thankfully, all eukaryotic cells "know" how to process our genome and human hormones can be made in vivo in laboratories in greater quantity than ever before.
Asked in Immune System
Why don't microbes become covered in antibodies as soon as they are found?
Asked in Immune System
Why don't microbes immediately become covered in antibodies as soon as they are found?
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What are different blood vessels and their functions?
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Asked in Health
What is a protein produced by the body to combat foreign particles?
Asked in Biology
Product of an organism that destroys or weakens harmful microorganism?
Asked in Science, Vaccinations
What is a vaccines immunity called?
when you are given a vaccine you are given dead or damaged pathogens (the microbes that cause diseases) and your body's reaction to these are anti-bodies, the antibodies make their mark in a way, they are in memory in your body so if you ever get the actual disease your body can fight it quickly and effectively. so your antibodies