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sci explosion ch 15

Science Explosion v4, chapter 15

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
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
immune response specific defense (lymph, white blood cells)
immunity special protection against disease
inflammatory response non-specific defense (swelling, pain, redness)
noncommunicable disease non contagious disease
pathogen anything that causes a disease
vaccine shot that contains dead or weakened pathogens
vector insect or animal that carries a pathogen
Created by: heidio