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Vocabulary Term Details

Fish diseases

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_diseases)

Like humans and other animals, fish suffer from diseases and parasites. Fish defences against disease are specific and non-specific. Non-specific defences include skin and scales, as well as the mucus layer secreted by the epidermis that traps microorganisms and inhibits their growth. If pathogens breach these defences, fish can develop inflammatory responses that increase the flow of blood to infected areas and deliver white blood cells that attempt to destroy the pathogens. (Wikipedia)

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Approved Date
31-May-2013

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