Defenses on the Skin and Mucous Membranes

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  1. Keratinized epithelium in the skin
    Offers protection against microorganisms
  2. Desquamation of stratified epithelium
    Removes microorganisms attached to its surface
  3. Epithelial cells joined by tight junctions
    Offer protection against microorganisms
  4. Mucus-coated hair in the nose
    Traps particles
  5. Mucus-coated ciliated epithelium
    Removes particles from the repiratory tract
  6. Mucus-coated intestinal epithelium
    Keeps the bulk of bacteria away from intestinal epithelium
  7. Couphing and sneezing
    Expel particles
  8. Flow of urine
    Cleanses the urethra
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Defenses on the Skin and Mucous Membranes
Defenses on the skin and mucous Membranes Mechanical
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