blood, lymph, and immune system keyterms
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protective protein produced by B lymphocytes in response to the presence of a foreign substance called antigen
antibodies are also known as...
substance, recognized as harmful to the host, that stimulates formation of antibodies in an immunocompetent individual
substance derived from the breakdown of hemoglobin and excreted by the liver
interference with the excretion of bile may lead to...
chemical substance produced by certain cells that initiates, inhibits, increases, or decreases activity in other cells
cytokines are important chemical communicators in the...
cytokines regulate many activities associated with...
immunity and inflammation
ability to develop an immune response or recognize antigens and respond to them
natural killer cells (NK)
specialized lymphocytes that kill abnormal cells by releasing chemicals that destroy the cell membrane, causing its intercellular fluids to leak out
NK cells destroy....
virally infected cells and tumor cells
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