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Bryz Ch. 6 Med Term

Medical Terminology Chapter 6 Terms - Updated

TermDefinition
Anti Against
Carcin/o Cancerous
Immun/o Immune, protection, safe
Lymph/o Lymph, lymphatic tissue
Lymphaden/o Lymph node or gland
Lymphangi/o Lymph vessel
Neo-, Ne/o New, strange
-oma Tumor, neoplasm
Onc/o Tumor
Phag/o Eat, swallow
-plasm Formative material of cells
Sarc/o Flesh, connective tissue
Splen/o Spleen
-tic Pertaining to
Tox/o Poison, poisonous
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Most advanced and fatal stage of an HIV infection
Allergen Substances that produce allergic reactions
Anaphylaxis Severe response to an allergen
Antibiotics Medications capable or inhibiting growth or killing pathogenic bacterial microorganisms
Antibody Disease-fighting protein created by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen
Antifungal Agent that destroys or inhibits growth of fungi
Autoimmune Disorder (Autoimmune Disease) Any of a large group of diseases characterized by a condition in which the immune system produces antibodies against its own tissues, mistaking healthy cells, tissues, or organs for antigens
Bacteria One-celled microscopic organisms
Carcinoma in situ Malignant tumor in its original position that has not yet disturbed or invaded the surrounding tissues
Cancer Class of disease that involves the uncontrolled division of cells
Cervical Lymph Nodes The bean shaped structures that are along the neck and often felt when assessing a patient for illnesses
Immunodeficiency Disorder Occurs when the immune response is compromised
Immunosuppressant Substance that prevents or reduces the body's normal immune response
Influenza Highly contagious viral respiratory infection
Intact Skin Wraps the body in a physical barrier to prevent invading organisms from entering the body
Localized Allergic Response Also known as a cellular response to an allergen
Lymph node Bean-like structure that contains specialized lymphocytes capable of destroying pathogens
Malaria Caused by a parasite that lives in certain mosquitoes and is transferred to humans by the bite of an infected mosquito
Natural Immunity Also known as passive immunity, is the resistance to a disease present without the administration of an antigen or exposure to a disease
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma All other lymphomas other than Hodgkin's lymphoma - some aggressive and some indolent
Opportunistic infection Caused by a pathogen that does not normally produce an illness in healthy humans
Systemic Reaction (Anaphylactic Shock) Severe response to an allergen
Thymus Mass of lymphoid tissue located above the heart
Viruses Small infectious agents that live only by invading other cells
West Nile Virus This is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito
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