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MVMS Immune System

MVMS Immune System Vocab

active immunity Occurs when a person’s own immune system responds to an antigen.
allergy A reaction that occurs when the body is especially sensitive to certain substances.
antibiotics Used to treat a bacterial infection.
antibody Proteins made by immune system in response to an antigen. The body’s third line of defense
antigen An invading organism or substance.
cancer Abnormal and uncontrolled cell growth.
HIV Virus that attacks T-cells.
immunity The body’s resistance to disease
infectious disease Transmitted among people by a harmful bacteria, virus or fungi.
inflammatory response Red, swollen area at the site of infection.
interferon The body’s second line of defense
noninfectious disease An invading organism or substance.
passive immunity Occurs when antibodies come form a source other than yourself.
skin The body’s first line of defense
specific Describes the relationship between an antigen and an antibody
vaccine Antigens that have been weakened and are introduced into the body on purpose
Created by: bonniehodder