by Cathy Parkes September 24, 2020
Defense mechanisms (i.e. barriers) in the body that respond immediately to all antigens.
Body produces antibodies in response to a specific antigen through the action of B and T lymphocytes.
In our Medical-Surgical Nursing video series on the immune system, Cathy covers innate immunity and acquired immunity in more detail. These concepts are also covered in our Medical-Surgical Nursing Flashcards.
To learn more about the difference between innate and acquired immunity, check out our video on the immune system.