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What Part Of The Immune System Is Involved In Organ Rejection
Innate and Adaptive: Innate or non-specific immunity involves the skin, lining of the GI tract, respiratory tract, gu tract, etc; and adaptive immunity that involves cells (primarily lymphocytes). Both types of immunity can affect the graft and trigger rejection. In addition, immune responses involve the formation of both cells and antibodies (proteins) that are reactive against the transplanted organ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All organs: The immune system functions to a degree in all the organs of your body. So, an infection anywhere will eventually be noticed and attacked. Certain organs, like the brain, eye, and testes are immune "privileged"--the immune cells will ignore those tissues to minimize the chance of disrupting their function. That is, unless something is seriously wrong (like a major infection). ...Read more
Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one reason why cancers are more prevalent as we age. Also why certain cancers are found in high incidence in people with immune suppression (aids, organ transplant recipients, etc). Newer therapies also use some parts of the immune system to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphatics: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphatic_systemGet a more detailed answer ›
If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?
Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more
They are all: Each part of the digestive system has a special function. Check with your PCP ...Read more
If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?
The heart is part of the human circulatory system, so does that make the heart an organ system or an organ?
Neurodegeneration: There is evidence that in recurrent major depression, astraglial cells, the cells in the brain that support neurons and encapsulate synapses suffer. As this occurs over time, they can wither and perish resulting functionally in a decreased ability of the brain to process information/ adapt. Physically this can be seen on pet/spect/fmri scans. Effective treatment appears to slow/stop the process. ...Read more
The liver: Hepatitis simply means inflammation of the liver. Many things can cause hepatitis, autoimmune disease, toxins including alcohol, fat, viruses (hepatitis a, b, c, d, e, g and other viruses), trauma including shock and lack of oxygen. In addition, some diseases of the bile duct can secondarily cause hepatitis since bile backup can injure the liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there an autoimmune disease that targets attacks, kills the nerves in the entire body which affects personality behavior loss of emotions, feelings?
No but: It doesn't sound autoimmune. Depression doesn't require an autoimmune disease. It can make your mind attack itself, be associated with physical pain, loss of energy, insomnia, crying spells. Get seen, treatment will make difference. Only 30% of people get acceptable improvement on 1 med, insomnia, pain, low energy all need attn. Therapy and meds together is best if u have this problem. Gd luc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various parts: of the medial forebrain have been implicated in reward systems. (Nucleus Accumbens, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, septal nuclei) It also depends on the drug. It turns out that for some drugs like cocaine the repeated use of the drug is dependent on Gabaergic NucAcc neurons combined with increased thickness of a leather pouch known as the wallet. ...Read more
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