MA 161

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  1. antibody
    protein produced by B cell lymphocytesn to destroy antigens
  2. antigen
    substance that the body recognizes as foreign; evokes an immune response. Most antigens are proteins or protein fragments found on the surface of bacteria, viruses, or organ transplant tissue cells.
  3. immunity
    body's ability to resist foreign organisms and toxins. This includes natural immunity and acquired immunity.
  4. immunoglobulins
    antibodies (gamma globulins) such as IgA, IgE, IgG, IgM and IgD that are secreted by plasma cells in response to the presence of an antigen.
  5. tolerance
    the ability of T lymphocytes to recognize and accept the body's own antigens as "self" or friendly. Once tolerance is established, the immune system will not react against the body.
  6. vaccine
    weakened or killed micoorganisms, toxins, or other proteins given to induce immunity to infection or disease.
  7. AIDS
    group of clinical signs and symptoms associated with suppression of the immune system and marked by opportunistic infection, secondary neoplasms, and neurologic problems.
  8. allergy
    abnormal hypersensitivity acquired by exposure to an antigen
  9. multiple myeloma
    malignant tumor of bone marrow cells
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MA 161
2011-08-02 03:48:09
Lymphatic Immune System Scantron Words

Ch. 14 Lymphatic and Immune System Scantron Words
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