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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.