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  1. a biochemical cascade that helps clear pathogens from an organism

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  2. It is part of the larger immune system that is not adaptable and does not change over the course of an individual's lifetime; as such it belongs to the innate immune system

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  3. However, it can be recruited and brought into action by the adaptive immune system

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  4. consists of a number of small proteins found in the blood, normally circulating as inactive zymogens

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  5. When stimulated by one of several triggers, proteases in the system cleave specific proteins to release cytokines and initiate an amplifying cascade of further cleavages

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