The complement cascade is a biochemical process in the blood that helps or 'complements' cells of the immune system to eliminate invading pathogens. When activated by one of three pathways, a cascade of serial cleavage events results in a marked amplification of the immune response and formation of the cell-killing membrane attack complex.
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