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The muscular contraction of the intestines that results in movement of material through the digestive tract is called ________.


______ are the hair-like appendages of cells lining parts of the respiratory tract that sweep debris away from the lungs.


Secretions that bathe and moisten the interior of the intestines are produced by _______ cells.


________ are antimicrobial peptides produced by members of the normal microbiota.


________ is the fluid portion of a blood sample that has been drawn in the presence of an anticoagulant compound.


The process by which cells are drawn or attracted to an area by a microbe invader is known as ________.


Platelets are also called ________.


The cell in the bone marrow that gives rise to all other blood cell types is the ________.


PMNs are another name for ________.


Kupffer cells residing in the liver are a type of ________.


_____________ are similar to basophils, but reside in tissues rather than circulating in the blood.


________, also known as diapedesis, refers to the exit from the bloodstream of neutrophils and other circulating leukocytes.


Toll-like receptors are examples of ________.


A(n) ________ is a walled-off area of infected tissue that exhibits chronic inflammation.


The ________ is the part of the body responsible for regulating body temperature.


Heat and redness, or ________, occur when the small blood vessels in an inflamed area dilate (open up), bringing more blood much closer to the surface of the skin.

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