Tag Archives: chemical mediators
Anti-inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory Agents

Anti-inflammatory Agents Inflammatory Response Protects the body from injury and pathogens Uses chemical mediators to produce the reaction that helps destroy pathogens and promote healing Anti-inflammatory Agents Block or alter the chemical reactions associated with the inflammatory response Types of Anti-inflammatory Agents Corticosteroids: used systemically to block the inflammatory and immune systems Antihistamines: block the […]

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Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation

Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation

Introduction to the Immune Response and Inflammation Body’s Defenses Barrier defenses Cellular defenses Inflammatory response Immune response Barrier Defenses Skin Protects the internal tissues and organs of the body Mucous membrane Lines the areas of the body that are exposed to external influences but do not have skin protection Gastric acid Secreted by the stomach […]

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Anti-infective Agents

Anti-infective Agents

Anti-infective Agents Drug Therapy Across the Lifespan Development of Anti-infective Therapy 1920s Paul Ehrlich worked on developing a synthetic chemical effective against infection-causing cells only Scientists discovered penicillin in a mold sample 1935 The sulfonamides were introduced Mechanisms of Action Interfere with biosynthesis of the bacterial cell wall Prevent the cells of the invading organism […]

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