respiratory burst

What is Respiratory Burst?

Respiratory Burst When Neutrophils engulf bacteria they exhibit a rapid increase in oxygen consumption known as respiratory burst. This phenomenon reflects the rapid utilization of oxygen and production from it of large amount of reactive derivatives, such as O2, H2O2, and OCl. It is called Respiratory Burst. Respiratory burst From Wikipedia To combat infections, immune cells use NADPH oxidase to reduce O2 to oxygen free

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