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Battle Scars
An Overview of our Defence Against Disease

Year

1996

Producer

VEA

Country of Origin

Australia

Duration

00:30:00

Product Code

VEA96009000

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Description

Following on from Introducing the Pathogens, this program investigates the human immune system and the body's defences against disease. Topics covered in this comprehensive program include: * a review of the types of disease and the main groups of pathogens, * the first line of defence - physical barriers against pathogens, * how pathogens gain entry into the body, * the formation and main types of blood cells, * the second line of defence - non-specific immune response, * the role of phagocytes, * complement and marker proteins and 'self' identification, * the third line of defence - specific immune response, * blood based immune response, * cell-mediated immune response, * Clonal Selection Theory, and * the nature of immunity. This excellent program features dramatised footage, 2-D animation and photomicroscopy.

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Production Year
1996

Duration
00:30:00

Producer
VEA

Country Of Origin
Australia

Level
Middle Secondary to Professional

Product Code
VEA96009000