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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Textbook Problem

Which of the following is not a component of the inflammatory response?

a. macrophages

b. neutrophils

c. B cells

d. mast cells

e. eosinophils

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Inflammation is the initial response of immune system against infection. Its symptoms include swelling, redness, and heat, which are caused due to enhanced flow of blood in the tissues. The four classical signs are tumor, rubor, calor, and dolor.

Explanation

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (c) is B cells. This is a true statement. B cells are kind of white blood corpuscles and they are a part of humoral immunity, which comes under the adaptive immune system of the body. Hence, option (c) is correct.

Justification for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is macrophages. This is false as macrophages are part of inflammatory reaction. They are a kind of white blood corpuscles that are involved in acute inflammatory response, which consumes and absorbs the foreign material, cell debris, and microbes by phagocytosis. So, it is an incorrect option.

Option (b) is neutrophils. This is false as neutrophils are involved in the acute inflammatory responses...

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