Smeltzer CH 50 terms (cells)
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cells that are important for producing a humoral immune response
generic term for non antibody proteins that act as intercellular mediators, as in the generation of immune response
cytotoxic T cells
lymphocytes that lyse cells infected with virus; also play a role in graft rejection
helper T cells
lymphocytes that attack foreign invaders (antigens) directly
proteins formed when cells are exposed to viral or foreign agents; capable of activating other components of the immune system
substances released by sensitized lymphocytes when they come in contact with specific antigens
cells that are responsible for recognizing antigens from previous exposure and mounting an immune response
natural killer (NK) cells
lymphocytes that defend against microorganisms and malignant cells
lymphocytes that destroy antigens already coated with the antibody
cells that engulf, ingest, and destroy foreign bodies or toxins.
precursors of all blood cells; reside primarily in bone marrow.
suppressor T cells
lymphocytes that decrease B cell activity to a level at which the immune system is compatible with life.
cells that are important for producing a cellular immune response.
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