Immunity—non-specific/innate. Overview of immune response First line of defense—barriers Second line of defense Phagocytosis Inflammation Complement Fever Relationship to specific immune response or Third line of defense. Immune Response—Overview. First Line of Defense.
Inhibit microbial growth
Enhance immune cell performance
Speed tissue repair
Trigger not completely understood
Muscular contraction and constriction of skin blood vessels cause core temperature to rise
Links from innate (2nd line) to specific/adaptive (3rd line) Immunity