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The Immune System

Medical Term Chapter 8

Immune system protective mechanism that fights harmful toxins
Immunology study of immune system and functions
Immunologist specialist in the field
organs of the system thymus, tonsils, lymph nodes, spleen
thymus location cervical
tonsils location cervical
spleen location mediastinum
interferons Small protein producted by T cells
acquired (inherited) immunity genetic immunity to animal diseases
acquired active immunity immunity developed thru exposure to disease
acquired passive immunity from mother / milk - fetus
active artifical immunity immunzations made from the causative agent
passive artifical immunity provide by an injection
aden/o gland
auto- self
bacteri/o bacteria
immun/o immune
lymph/o lymph
macro- large
path/o disease
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus
tox/o poison
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
antibiotics kill bacteria
antifungal agents treat local / systemic fungal infections
antihistamines block the release of histamine
antiviral agents interfere with viral replication
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
STD sexually transmitted disease
T&A tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
adenoid lymph gland in back of throat
phagocytosis process of ingesting cells or foreign substances
Created by: jadunn