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Chapter: 12th Zoology : Immunology

Innate immunity

Innate immunity is the natural phenomenon of resistance to infection which an individual possesses right from the birth.

Innate immunity

Innate immunity is the natural phenomenon of resistance to infection which an individual possesses right from the birth.

The innate defense mechanisms are non-specific in the sense that they are effective against a wide range of potentially infectious agents. It is otherwise known as non-specific immunity or natural immunity.

A number of innate defense mechanisms are operative non-specifically against a large number of microorganisms as shown in the Table 8.1 and Fig. 8.2.






 



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