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Biology Unit 4
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Topic 6: Infection, Immunity and Forensics
12. Describe the non-specific responses of the body to
infection, including inflammation, lysozyme action,
interferon and phagocytosis.

Respons Inflammation Lysozyme action Interferon Phagocytosis
How it Damaged white cells An enzyme found A chemical White blood cells
fights release…

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Biology Unit 4
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In a bacterial infection the temperature rises steadily and remains fairly high until treatment is
successful or the body overcomes the infection. In a viral infection the temperature tends to
"spike", shooting up high every time viruses burst out of the cells and then dropping…


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