Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Loveanniee

  • 3 years ago

Explain that the largest organ in the body is also the body first line of defense against pathogens

  • This Question is Closed
  1. yukitou
    • 3 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 3

    skin is the largest organ. the outer layer of skin is tough and has little water. Skin also secretes chemical such as lysozyme, lactic acid, fatty acid and antimicrobial peptides. The epithelial cells are joined with tight junctions and pathogen can't penetrate the skin easily. There is also normal flora on our skin. These methods prevent pathogen from entering our body.

  2. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy