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innate immune system

Monday 20 August 2018

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Definition: The innate immune system is one of the two main immunity strategies found in vertebrates (the other being the adaptive immune system). The innate immune system is an older evolutionary defense strategy, relatively speaking, and it is the dominant immune system response found in plants, fungi, insects, and primitive multicellular organisms.

Components

- anatomical barriers
- inflammation
- complement system
- white blood cells / leulocytes