Human Biology, 14 Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
ISBN 13: 978-1-25924-574-9

Chapter 9 - Assess - Page 194: 13



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The appendix is an organ that may help the body fight infection; this means that it is considered a part of the immune system. Should the appendix get inflamed, it can be treated with antibiotics or removed completely. If the appendix bursts, a life-threatening emergency may result.
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