PHAGOCYTOSIS – RECOGNITION AND REMOVAL OF MICROBES DURING INFLAMMATION
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
Microbes and dead cells could trigger inflammatory mediators to cause inflammation, which is basically the body’s response of delivering leukocytes and plasma proteins to the site of infection or injury so that the offending agents could be removed or eliminated. When the body is inflamed due to microbes or other external agents, leukocytes migrate from the blood vessels to the site of infection through a process called chemotaxis.
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