Lesson Flashcards: The Nonspecific Immune Response

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Vasodilation

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

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Inflammation

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

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Nonspecific immunity (innate immunity)

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

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Phagocytosis

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

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