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Lesson Flashcards: The Nonspecific Immune Response Biology

Inflammation

A reaction to injury or infection in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, painful, and hot

Phagocytosis

A form of endocytosis in which cells engulf and internalize a solid matter, such as a pathogen

Nonspecific immunity (innate immunity)

Immunity you are born with that protects you against all pathogens in the same way

Vasodilation

The process of blood vessels increasing in diameter, which increases blood flow to an area

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