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Chabner Chpt 14

Combining Forms and Terminology

autoimmune disease Chronic, disabling disease in which the body produces antibodies against its own tissues. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus.
Immunoglobulin Protein (antibody produced by plasma cells) that acts to protect the body by destroying antigens.
Immunosuppression Suppression (stopping) of the immune response.
Lymphopoiesis Formation of lymph.
Lymphedema Swelling of tissue due to accumulation of lymph fluid in intercellular spaces.
Lymphocytopenia Deficiency of lymphocytes in the blood.
Lymphocytosis Abnormal condition of increase in lymphocytes.
Lymphoid Derived from lymph tissue.
Lymphadenopathy Disease of lymph glands (nodes).
Lymphadenitis Inflammation of lymph glands (nodes).
Splenomegaly Enlargement of the spleen.
Splenectomy Removal of the spleen.
Hypersplenism A syndrome marked by splenomegaly (associated with anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia).
Thymoma Tumor (malignant) of the thymus gland.
Thymectomy Removal of the thymus gland.
Toxic Pertaining to poison.
Anaphylaxis An exaggerated hypersensitivity reaction to foreign proteins.
interstitial fluid Pertaining to fluid that lies between body cells and eventually becomes lymph fluid.
Created by: HSchantz