Role of the Circulatory System inthe Body’s Defence Mechanisms
BODY’S DEFENCE MECHANISMS
BODY’S DEFENCE MECHANISMFIRST LINEOF DEFENCESECOND LINEOF DEFENCETHIRD LINE OFDEFENCESKINMUCOUS MEMBRANE
SECRETION OF MUCOUSPHAGOCYTOSISBY PHAGOCYTESPRODUCTION OFANTIBODIESOR MEMORY CELLS BYTHE LYMPHOCYTES
FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE
•The skin and mucous membranes act asthe first line of defence•Skin acts as the physical barrier •Made up of a dead keratinised layer whichis difficult to be penetrated•Tearsecreted by tear glands and acidicsebum secreted by sebaceous glandscontain lysozymes which destroy bacteria.