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Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s Disease

Huntington;s disease is a chronic, hereditary disease of the nervous system that results in progressive involuntary choreiform (dance-like) movements and dementia.  Researchers believe that glutamine abnormally collects in certain brain cell nuclei, causing cell death.  Huntington’s disease affects men and women of all races. It is transmitted as an autosomal dominant genetic disorder. Each child […]

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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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