Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment (PCOA) Practice Exam

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Plasma cells are a component of:

Innate nonspecific immunity

Acquired specific immunity

Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that is produced in response to a specific pathogen or foreign substance. As part of the acquired specific immunity, they function to produce and secrete large amounts of antibodies that target and neutralize this specific invader. Options A, C, and D are incorrect because they do not pertain to the function of plasma cells. Innate nonspecific immunity includes physical barriers and the inflammatory response, while the central nervous system and endocrine system are involved in different bodily functions such as communication and hormone regulation. Plasma cells are specifically associated with acquired specific immunity.

The central nervous system

The endocrine system