Immunology: Innate Immunity
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1. An example of a nonspecific chemical barrier to infection is...
a. unbroken skin
b. lysozyme in saliva
c. cilia in the respiratory tract
d. cytotoxic T cells
e. mucous membranes
2. Monocytes are ______ leukocytes that develop into _________.
a. granular, phagocytes
b. agranular, mast cells
c. agranular, macrophages
d. granular, T cells
e. granular, macrophages
3. An example of an inflammatory mediator that stimulates vasodilation is...
a. histamine b. collagen c. complement C5a d. interferon e. macrophages
4. Mucus-secreting membranes are found in the...
a. urinary system
b. digestive cavity
c. respiratory passages
d. all of the above
5. The surface cells of the epidermis is composed of living cells.
a. True b. False
6. Which is not a leukocyte?
a. lymphocyte b. erythrocyte c. monocyte d. neutrophil e. eosinophil
7. Acute disease is an illness that:
a. makes you more physically attractive
b. strikes and disappears quickly
c. is present long-term; a lifelong disease
d. is only viral in nature
e. is only bacterial in nature
8. Fixed phagocytes in the epidermis are called...
a. lysozymes b. goblet cells c. B-cells d. antigens e. dendridic cells
a. by attacking pathogenic bacteria
b. by competing with other bacteria
c. by sharing plasmids with pathogenic bacteria
d. by secreting histamines
10. Which type of lymphocyte is involved in nonspecific immune defense?
c. NK cells
d. none of these lymphocytes are nonspecific
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