The Immune System is Clever

From Antonio Damasio’s Looking for Spinoza: Joy, Sorrow, and the Feeling Brain:

Curiously, it (the immune system) is also prepared to deal with chemical molecules normally contained in healthy cells in the body that can become dangerous to the organism when released from dying cells into the internal milieu (eg breakdown of hyaluron; glutamate).

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