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Unformatted text preview: Prostaglandins released by damaged cells intensify the effects of histamine and kinins and aid phagocytes in moving through capillary walls Leukotrienes are produced by mast cells and basophils. They cause increased permeability of blood vessels and help in adherence of phagocytes Complement system, a group of proteins present in plasma, become activated and stimulate the release of histamine, attract phagocytes, and promote phagocytosis Vasodilation and increased permeability of blood vessels also help deliver clotting elements to the injured area. As blood clots form, they help prevent any microbes present from spreading to other areas of the body. A collection of dead cells and body fluids known as pus may form in the area, producing an abscess....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09