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Table 1 Parameters for Circulation, Infection, Recovery Model Parameters used in systems (4.1) and (4.2).

From: Sepsis progression and outcome: a dynamical model

Parameter Interpretation
β Pathogen rate of reproduction
σ Pathogen virulence and cytotoxic action of T-lymphocytes
γ Intensity of a pathogen binding
ρ Intensity of antibody production
α Intensity of plasma cell production
η Number of antibodies needed to neutralize a single antigen
Average antibody lifespan
Average plasma cell lifespan
μ m Host recovery rate
τ Period of time needed for the clone formation
C Homeostatic concentration of plasma cells
P 0 Initial concentration of a pathogen