Normal Immune Response

Process of Normal Immune Response

Long Description: (1) Injury or infection occurs (2) Immune system deploys immune cells called macrophages (3) Macrophages sterilize wounds (a) Devour microbes (b) Squirt out toxic substances (4) Crossfire between bacteria or viruses and immune system damages healthy tissues (5) Damaged tissues become inflamed--red, hot, swollen, painful Note: Inflammation is normal collateral damage when the immune system is fighting bacteria or viruses

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