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Defense Mechanisms of the Respiratory System
Richard B. Schlesinger
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 45-50
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1308754
Page Count: 6
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The mammalian respiratory tract is endowed with an airway of coordinated specific and nonspecific defense mechanisms that protect both it and the body in general from the many potentially damaging materials inhaled daily. This paper provides an overview of these mechanisms.
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