Define antibody or immunoglobulin

NURS530 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Week 2 Discussion DQ1 Select one of the following discussion prompts to address: Describe autoimmunity and the process by which the body develops a hyperimmune or hypersensitive reaction to its own tissues. Consider lupus. It has been found that those living with lupus are at higher risk for other autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Explore this interrelationship, known as overlap diseases, in the following website, Molly’s Fund and discuss the implications for care. Describe active versus passive immunity and provide an example of each. Define antibody or immunoglobulin and describe the five molecular classes of immunoglobulins and their function(s) in the body by providing a pathologic example for an increase of each immunoglobulin (e.g., IgE—parasitic infection). Why are some viruses inaccessible to antibodies after initial infection? Describe and discuss transmission, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS.DQ2 Select one of the following discussion prompts to address: Describe how normal cells go through the process of transformation into cancer cells. How is this process different from DNA mutations associated with genetic disease? Review this article on genetics and identify how the mutations differ. Stress and Disease: Describe the physiologic effects on body systems of increased cortisol levels released during the stress response. Review the current research evidence from credible, scholarly sources and summarize the results of the effects and health risks of electromagnetic radiation (from cellular and cordless telephones, microwaves, computers, fluorescent lights, radar, and electronic equipment). Purchase this Tutorial.

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