Respiratory Burst


Burst, Oxidative

Burst, Respiratory

Bursts, Oxidative

Bursts, Respiratory

Oxidative Burst

Oxidative Bursts

Respiratory Bursts

A large increase in oxygen uptake by neutrophils and most types of tissue macrophages through activation of an NADPH-cytochrome b-dependent oxidase that reduces oxygen to a superoxide. Individuals with an inherited defect in which the oxidase that reduces oxygen to superoxide is decreased or absent (GRANULOMATOUS DISEASE, CHRONIC) often die as a result of recurrent bacterial infections.