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science ch. 23

science- infectiouse/ non infectriouse desieses

QuestionAnswer
active immunity long-lasting immunity that results when the body makes its own antibiotics in response to a specific antigen
allergen substance that causes an allergic reaction
allergy overly strong reaction of the immune system to a foreign substance
antibody a protien made in response to a specific antigen that can attach to the antigen and causes it to be useless
antigen a complex molecule that is foreign to your body
biological vector disease- carrying organism, such as a rat, mosquito, or fly, that spreads infectious disease
chemotherapy use of chemicals to destroy cancer
immune system complex group of defensees that protects the body against pathogens- inclues the skin, respiration, digestive, and circulatory systems
infectiouse dieses disease caused by a virus, bacterium, fungus, or protist, that is spread from an infected organism or the environment to another organism
non infectiouse disease disease, such as cancer, diabetes, or asthma, that is not spread from one person to another
passive immunity immunity that results when antibodies produced in one animal when antibodies produced in one animal are introduced into another another's body; does not last as long as active immunity
pasteutazation process in which a liquid is heated to a temperature that kills most bacteria
sexually transmitted desease infectious disease such as chlamydia, AIDS, or genital herpes, that is passed from one person to another during sexual contact
vaccintion process of giving a vaccine by mouth or by injection to provide active immunity against a disease
virus extremely tiny piece of genetic material that infects and multiplies in host cells; surrounded by a protein coating
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