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Nonspecific Defenses responds immediately to protect the body from all foreign substances whatever they are.
Specific Defenses more commonly called the immune system, mounts the attack against particular foreign substances.
Macrophages a phagocytic cell particularly abundant in lymphatic and connective tissues important as an antigen presenter to T cells and B cells in the immune response
lymphocyte are also strategically located in the lymph noes and respond to foreign substance in the lymphatic stream
immunity Resistance to disease
phagocytes A type of white blood cell that ingests invading microbes
Pathogens Harmful or disease causing microorganisms
NK Cells ( Natural Killer cells) A unique group of lymphocytes that " Police" the body in blood and lymph , that can lyse and kill cancer cells and viruses infects body cells well before the adaptive arm of the immune system is enlisted into fight
Inflammatory response nonspecific response that is triggered whenever body tissues are injured by such things as physical trauma, intense heat, irritating chemicals, as well as infection by viruses and bacteria.
Histamine Substance that causes vasodilation (widening of blood vessels) and increased visceral permeability
Kinins Any of a group of substances formed in body tissue in response to injury. They are polypeptides and cause vasodilation and smooth muscle contraction
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