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Postby mikeportnoy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:28 pm

how man prevent the entrance of microorganisms into the body by his natural means ?
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Postby MichaelXY » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:34 pm

Lots of smoking and drinking hard liquor :)
Skin and mucus also help.
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:40 pm

Don't forget the coffee! :D
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Postby canalon » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:51 am

Skin, mucous, bacteriophages are helping. You can use those as keywords to start searching
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Postby MichaelXY » Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:38 am

canalon wrote:Skin, mucous, bacteriophages are helping. You can use those as keywords to start searching

I did say skin and mucus. Was not sure if it was mucus or mucous...

Technically though mucous should not count as it is in the body and not outside, it just protects from material reaching organs :)
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Postby canalon » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:17 pm

Sorry I skipped your second sentence. And my spelling might not be accurate (I know I am not a native speaker, so I have no excuse to torture English, but I am fallible).

But muc(o)us should count as it is produced by the body in order to prevent the entry of external and unwanted things. The water filled moat is part of the castle defense system, even if it is outside the walls.
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:38 pm

I am a native speaker, and even I'm not sure how to spell it. I think it's mucus. Be careful, though, since words are often spelled differently depending on which side of the Atlantic you're on.
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