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An immune response that is the same regardless of the pathogen or toxin encountered.
Another word for innate immunity; it does not seek out a specific pathogen or toxin but instead just tries to protect us from everything.
A chemical found in that stomach that kills off most pathogens through swallowing our own mucus (nonspecific immunity).
A nonspecific immunity, urine washes out the urinary tract, protecting it from bacterial infection.
The first line of innate immunity; they "squeeze out" any pathogens or toxins that happen to make it passed the gastric juice in the stomach.
A series of 20 plasma proteins activated by foreign cells or antibodies to those cells. They 1) lye bacteria, 2) promote phagocytosis, and 3) promote inflammation.
Proteins secreted by cells infected with a virus. These proteins stimulate nearby cells to produce virus-fighting substances.
Causes inflammation; blood vessels near an infection or injury get larger in order to increase blood flow.
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