Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
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Chapter 16 - Innate Host Defenses - Self Quiz - Page 496: 14


During inflammation, fluid leaves the blood stream.

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During inflammation, fluid leaves the blood stream and accumulates in affected tissues. The medical term for the swelling caused by this fluid is edema. Tissue fluids drain into lymphatic vessels and eventually filter through lymph nodes. Fluid within the lymphatic system is called lymph microbes. When this fluid passes through nodes and is trapped, an adaptive immune response is initiated.
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