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Advantageous death of an infectious cell

Apoptosis

2

Category of defence proteins secreted from cells, involved in signalling to other cells

Cytokines

3

Substance released by mast cells that causes the inflammatory response

Histamine

4

Response to damage or infection involving vasodilation and cytokines release

Inflammatory response

5

Cells that produce histamine in response to tissue damage

Mast cells

6

Cell that releases cytokines and can cause apoptosis in infected cells

Natural Killer (NK) cells

7

General response to infection, including phagocytosis

Non-specific defence