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Dr. Corey Clay
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Immune Cell Function (Overview)

Immune cells are the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. There are different types of wbcs that fight infections or respond to immunizations in different ways. . For example, your immune response to the 1st measles vaccine differes from the second vaccination in the types of immune cells that react to the vaccines. Immune cells also go out of whack, and this causes autimmune disease.


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What is the definition or description of: immune cell function?

What is the definition or description of: immune cell function?

How is your immunity: Immune cells are the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. There are different types of wbcs that fight infections or respond to immunizations in different ways. . For example, your immune response to the 1st measles vaccine differes from the second vaccination in the types of immune cells that react to the vaccines. Immune cells also go out of whack, and this causes autimmune disease. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
24 doctors shared insights

Immune Cell Function (Overview)

Immune cells are the white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. There are different types of wbcs that fight infections or respond to immunizations in different ways. . For example, your immune response to the 1st measles vaccine differes from the second vaccination in the types of immune cells that react to the vaccines. Immune cells also go out of whack, and this causes autimmune disease.


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I am Taking Mirtazapine 15mg is it true to say it can reduce your white blood cells and immune function so you are more susceptible to infections ?

I am Taking Mirtazapine 15mg is it true to say it can reduce your white blood cells and immune function so you are more susceptible to infections ?

Not typically: Remeron (mirtazapine) causing leukopenia is not a common occurrence and if occurring should stop. Periodically blood counts are checked. If there is a drop the medication is stopped. This is one of many medications can do this. Low counts over time can make you more susceptible to infecions but usually as part of another process. ...Read more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

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When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

When testing the immune system can bloods test. B cells t cells nk killer cells, what is the best way to test immune function in depth?

Good start: Yes, the parameters you mentioned can be tested easily, and there are numerous other tests which may help to assess "immune function" which can be utilized depending upon the clinical situation and indices of suspicion. You might see either an infectious diseases expert or an immunologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hiv neg- immune labs ok "good humoral and T cell function" except- Cd4=527, Range 533-1674. Cd3=717, Range 958-2388. Doc says low. Is it severely low?

Hiv neg- immune labs ok "good humoral and T cell function" except- Cd4=527, Range 533-1674. Cd3=717, Range 958-2388. Doc says low. Is it severely low?

No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your counts are not severely low and may be your normal. Why was the test done? For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What kind of cells activate the immune system when foreign substances appear?

What kind of cells activate the immune system when foreign substances appear?

IgE bound to mast: cells, when exposed to foreign substance, "antigen" triggers the immune reaction cascade, just simply put ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a secondary immune response and which cells are involved in such a response?

Anyone know what is a secondary immune response and which cells are involved in such a response?

Immune system: The immune response occurring on second and subsequent exposures to an antigen, with a stronger response to a lesser amount of antigen, and a shorter lag time compared to the primary immune response. ...Read more

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If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we don't "feel" anything going on). Imagine a city with 1000 security cameras. There will be "blind spots" in places that the cameras aren't looking. The police do not see things that are happening in the "blind spots". ...Read more

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What immune cells induce apoptosis?

Many: T cells, b cells and natural killer or nk cells. ...Read more

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How do your prevent immune rejection of islet cells?

How do your  prevent immune rejection of islet cells?

Do not know: The trigger and mechanism of islet cell destruction are not no where near to being well understood, let alone prevention. ...Read more

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