The Immune & Lymphatic Systems Introduction

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy (structure) and physiology (functions and relationships) of the immune and lymphatic systems.


Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy and physiology of the immune and lymphatic systems.


Describe the purpose of the immune system and how it works. Name the elements that make up the immune system and explain how the lymphatic system relates. Explain the role of the lymphatic system and a key understanding regarding how it functions. Describe innate and adaptive immunity and the two primary types of immune dysfunction. Name five examples of immune disorders. Explain why the body gets inflamed and why stress is of such central concern in regard to immunity. Provide some ways to aid in the reduction of inflammation.