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dc.contributor.author Harper, Erica
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-27T17:43:58Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-27T17:43:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06
dc.identifier.citation Harper, Erica (2007). Immunity, Inflammation, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal, 1(2). en
dc.identifier.issn 1718-8482
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/491
dc.description.abstract Overall, the body's immune response has one primary function: to protect the body from an object that the body does not recognize as a normal object. The immune response can be either normal or abnormal. Inflammation is also one of the body's first responses to infections as the body tries to rush immune cells and cytotoxic chemicals to the infected tissue to defend against the infections or foreign particles. Arthritis tends to develop inflammation in the joints and their surrounding tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body perceives tissue in the joints as being a foreign object and fights the tissue through an immune response. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lethbridge Undergraduate Research Journal en
dc.subject Immunity en
dc.subject Rheumatoid arthritis en
dc.subject Inflammation en
dc.title Immunity, Inflammation, and Rheumatoid Arthritis en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty University of Alabama at Birmingham en
dc.publisher.institution University of Alabama at Birmingham en

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