Host Defenses

  • Friedrich Kueppers


Learning Objectives After studying this chapter, you should be able to Understand the complexity of defense mechanisms Distinguish among mechanical, biochemical, cellular, and immunologic defenses Understand that defensive responses can overwhelm their controlling counter-regulatory mechanisms and thereby can become harmful to the organism as a whole


Alveolar Macrophage Humoral Immune Response Ciliated Cell Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Alveolar Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Kueppers
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  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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