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What are leukocytes?

White blood cells - cells of the immune system involve in defending the body against both infections diseases and foreign material.


List the types of leukocytes

- lymphocytes
- neutrophils
- basophils
- monocytes
- Eosinophils


Immunologic memory

ability of the immune system to respond more rapidly and effectively to pathogens that have been encountered previously - either by previous infection or by vaccination
- hallmark of adaptive immunity


Key characteristics of the immune system

specificity, diversity, self regulation, redundancy, memory, self discrimination


What is inflammation ?

A protective cellular and vascular connective tissue reactions to injurious insults