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sci explosion ch 15

Science Explosion v4, chapter 15

airborne pathogen spreads through the air
allergen anything that causes the immune system to have an allergic reaction
antibiotic chemical that can destroy bacteria
antibody special proteins that can destroy pathogens
autoimmune disease when immune system attacks own healthy cells
communicable disease contagious disease
contact spread by touch
defensive barrier helps keep pathogens out of body (like skin)
epidemic when a disease spreads to a large number of people in a short time
epidemiologist scientist who studies cause and spread of disease in communities
food-borne pathogen contamination by food
immune response specific defense (lymph, white blood cells)
immunity special protection against disease
inflammatory response non-specific defense (swelling, pain, redness)
memory cell white blood cells (WBCs) that remember the "enemy"
noncommunicable disease non contagious disease
pathogen anything that causes a disease
robotic surgery surgery done using robots
vaccine shot that contains dead or weakened pathogens
vector insect or animal that carries a pathogen
water-borne pathogen contamination by water
Who is your mom? Do you know?
Created by: heidio