name: complement activation
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def: "Any process involved in the activation of any of the steps of the complement cascade, which allows for the direct killing of microbes, the disposal of immune complexes, and the regulation of other immune processes; the initial steps of complement activation involve one of three pathways, the classical pathway, the alternative pathway, and the lectin pathway, all of which lead to the terminal complement pathway." [GO_REF:0000022, GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
synonym: "complement activity" RELATED 
synonym: "complement cascade" EXACT [GOC:add]
synonym: "complement response" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0002252 ! immune effector process
is_a: GO:0002253 ! activation of immune response
is_a: GO:0006959 ! humoral immune response
relationship: has_part: GO:0072376 ! protein activation cascade
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