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Plasma proteins include
antibodies, complement and other chemical mediators of inflammation
Neutrophils
AKA: PMN leukocytes, granuloctes.

Primary effectors of acute inflammation. 24-48hr effect, then they apoptose and get replaced by macrophages. Some continue to predominate in certain infections.
lymphocytes
Involved in chronic inflammation >48hrs
Cell mediated cytotoxicity. (ex: t & B cells)
Eosinophils
chronic inflammation against parasitic infections. Secrete major basic protein from their granules which are toxic to parasites
Basophils/Mast Cells
Produce histamine and other vascular response mediators. Can continue production of proinflammatory cytokines in chronic inflammation