Lymphatic and Immune Systems

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Lymphatic and Immune Systems
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2013-10-05 05:16:21
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  1. adaptive immunity
    The ability to recognize and remember specific antigens and mount an attack on them. B cells and T cells.
  2. adenoids
    Mass of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx.
  3. antibody
    Protein produced by B cells to destroy antigens.
  4. antigen
    Substance that the body recognizes as foreign; evokes an immune response.
  5. B cell
    Lymphocyte that matures into a plasma cell to secrete antibodies.
  6. cell-mediated immunity
    T cells that respond to antigens and destroy them; type of adaptive immunity
  7. helper T cell
    Lymphocyte that aids B cells and stimulates T cells.
  8. immunity
    Body's ability to resist foreign organisms and toxins that damage tissues and organs.
  9. interstitial fluid
    Fluid in the spaces between cells.
  10. lymph
    Thin, watery fluid found within lymphatic vessels and collected from tissues throughout the body.
  11. macrophage
    Large phagocyte found in lymph nodes and other tissues of the body.

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