Blood and Lymph Systems: Anatomical Terms;Immunity

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  1. antigen
    a substance that, when introduced into the body, causes the formation of antibodies against it
  2. antibody
    a substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the body
  3. immunoglobulinms (Ig)
    protien antibodies secreted by B lymphocytes that protect the body from invasion of foreign pathogens; the five major classes include IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM
  4. immunity
    process of disease protection iduced by exposure to an antigen
  5. active immunity
    an immunity that protects the body against future infection,as the result of antibodies that delelop naturally after contracting the infection or artificially after administration
  6. passive immunity
    an immunity resulting from antibodies that are conveyed naturally through the plancenta to a fetus or artificially by injection of serum containing antibodies
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Blood and Lymph Systems: Anatomical Terms;Immunity
2011-06-25 20:59:10
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