TITLE

Metchnikoff's theory

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1352
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "Metchnikoff's theory" is presented. It refers to the theory, developed in 1883, that the body is protected against infection by cells, such as leukocytes and phagocytes, that attack and destroy invading microorganisms. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21235755

 

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