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Terms related to Immunity to the End

Active Immunity Resistance in which the antibodies that have been produced by a person are still currently existing.
Immunization Action taken that results in a person having resistance to a particular disease.
Immunosuppressant Used to decrease the immune resonpse to prevent tissue damage and transplant rejection.
Natural Immunity Type of resistance a newborn child has received from it's mother
Passive Immunity Type of immunity in which a person does not form his/her own antibodies, but rather are given the antibodies from other sources
Susceptible Capable of acquiring a particular disease.
Vaccine Any preparation intended for active immunity.
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) a condition in which the immune system becomes dificient and the person becomes susceptible to infection.
Opportunistic Infection A bacteria, protozoan, or fungus that would not normally cause an illness but takes the opportunity to do so in a person with an immunodficiency.
Allergic Rhinitis inflammation of the lining of the nose causing drainage. "Runny Nose".
Anaphylaxis acute, allergic response that occurs in a person who does not have protection from an antigen.
Angioedema Allergic reaction that causes swelling in the vessels near the skin; often seen near lips/mouth.
Food Allergy and Intolerance Allergic reaction to some foods making it intolerable to eat.
Autoimmune Collagen Disorders Diseases in which the body's immune system attack it's own collagen or connective tissue.
Hemolytic Autoimmune Disorders Disorder in which the body's immune system breaks down blood cells.
Allotransplantation Grafting tissue from one individual to another.
Bone Marrow Transplant Procedure in which bone marrow is transplanted to produces blood cells for that person.
Cadaver Transplant Organ to be transplanted is taken from a person who has died.
Stem Cell Transplant Procedure in which stem cells are transfused to another person.
Pheresis The act of transfusing stem cells from blood.
Transplantation The act of transferring an organ from one person to another.
Xenograft A graft that is from a different species than the recipient.
Immunology The study of the immune system.
Allergy The body's response to outside invaders.
Antibody Immunoglobin produced by lymphocytes to act againist antigens.
Antihistamine Substance that controls histamine, which is involed in the inflammatory process.
Autoimmune Disease An immune response againist the body itself.
Acquired Immunity Resistance to a particular disease developed by people who have had the disease.
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