What is defense mechanism?

Some articles on defense mechanism, defense mechanisms, defenses:

Auditive Perception - Defense Mechanism
... The hearing structures of many species have defense mechanisms against injury ... The idea that the acoustic reflex is a defense mechanism has been a topic for debate in recent years ...
Morning Sickness As A Defense Mechanism
... Adult humans, like other animals, have defenses against plant toxins, including extensive arrays of detoxification enzymes manufactured by the liver and the surface tissues of ... In the fetus, these defenses are not yet fully developed, and even small doses of plant toxins that have negligible effects on the adult can be harmful or lethal to ... If morning sickness is a defense mechanism against the ingestion of toxins, the prescribing of anti-nausea medication to pregnant women may have the undesired side effect of causing birth defects ...

Famous quotes containing the words mechanism and/or defense:

    A mechanism of some kind stands between us and almost every act of our lives.
    Sarah Patton Boyle, U.S. civil rights activist and author. The Desegregated Heart, part 3, ch. 2 (1962)

    For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.
    Aeschylus (525–456 B.C.)