Typically, the immune system only functions to protect you, but it is import to know that in certain cases, it can be a detriment - Gabe Buckley


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Innate immunity is the first line of defense against foreign substances and pathogenic microorganisms. It is an immediate, nonspecific defense that does not involve immunologic memory of pathogens. Because of the lack of specificity, the actions of the innate immune system can result in damage to the body’s tissues...

The innate immune system is comprised of various anatomical barriers to infection, including physical barriers (e.g., the skin), chemical barriers (e.g., acidity of stomach secretions), and biological barriers (e.g., normal microflora of the gastrointestinal tract). In addition to anatomical barriers, the innate immune system is comprised of soluble factors and phagocytic…

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