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Immunity

Is the body ability to repel foreign substances, pathogens and cancer cells

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Antigen

Is any molecule, usually a protein or carbohydrate that stimulates the immune system

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Lymph nodes

Are small ovoid structures along lymphatic vessels. Filter lymph and keep it free of pathogens and antigens. Filtered as it flows they a lymph node. All of it it lined by macrophage cells

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Macrophages

Large, phagocytic cells that engulf and then devour as many as hundred pathogens and still survive.

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Inflammation

Is to allow phagocytosis cells to get to an infection. Blood vessels become bigger and walls become more permeable

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Lysosomes

Contains every digestive enzyme inside neutrophil. Phagocytic cell