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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-171

The positive role of antioxidants on body immunity: An overview


1 Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, University of Kufa, Kufa, Iraq

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Rawaa Hadi Shareef
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy, University of Kufa, Kufa.
Iraq
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/MJBL.MJBL_18_21

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The immune system is a complicated system; it is consisted from network of specialized organs, tissues, cells, proteins, and chemicals which it has the function to protect the host from various types of pathogens such as bacteria, virus, fungi, and parasite in addition to cancer cells. Antioxidants are defined as agents that can prevent the damage that is caused by free radicals through scavenging of them. They decrease the damage by neutralizing to the free radicals before they attack any of the cells and can prevent lipids, enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, and DNA damage.


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