Obsolete term referring to nonspecific defense reactions of the body, for example, phagocytosis, vascular and other reactions of inflammatory processes.
[bio- + G. phylaxis, protection]
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In biophylaxis, several chemokines (chemoattractants) are released from the macrophages and mast cells.
ROS, which are produced by gp91phox, plays an important role during biophylaxis by acting as a disinfectant [7].