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chapt 17

in the book pathophysiologys

TermDefinition
detrimental tending to cause harm
acquired immunodeficiency sydromes AIDS can make you more vulnerable to infection and cancer
predispose make someone liable or condition
heterogeneous diverse in character or content
maternally related through the mother's side of the family
atopic disease a syndrome characterized by tendency by hyperallergic a person with atopic present one or more of the following:atopic dermatitits, hay fever
refractory resistant to a process or stimulus
associated (of a person or thing) connected with something else.
graft-versus host disease is a complication that can occur after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant. With GVHD, the newly transplanted donor cells attack the transplant recipient's body
recippients a person or thing that receives or is awarded something.
chediak higashi disease this syndrome is a condition that affect many parts of the body
morbidity the rate of disease in a population
immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system. the immune system have this in some part
pcp pneumocystis carinii pneumonia is a life-threatening lung disease caused by an organism called Pneumocystis jiroveci
curtail reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
reverse transcriptase is an enzyme used to generate complementary DNA (cDNA) from an RNA template
modulated change from one form or condition into (another).
transient lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
acute (primary) HIV infection may last for a few week and the symptom: fever and sore throat
seroconversion is when a specific antibody becomes detectable in the blood, and the corresponding antigen becomes undetectable. During an infection or immunization antigens enter the blood, and the immune system begins to produce antibodies in response
asymptomatic (of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms.
persistent generalized lymphadenopathy is enlargement painful lymph nodes occurring in couple of a different areas in more than three or six months for no reason to be found.
Cryptococcus neoformans s an encapsulated yeast and an obligate aerobe that can live in both plants and animals. Its teleomorph is Filobasidiella neoformans, a filamentous fungus belonging to the class Tremellomycetes. It is often found in bird excrement
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