Innate immune system

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The innate immune system is responsible for the body's initial, non-specific immune response following infection. It is capable of both providing a defence against infection by pathogens and triggering the adaptive immune response. Components of the innate immune system include:[1]

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  1. Sompayrac, L (2008), How the Immune System Works, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing