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Appendix 1 Lymphatic

Appendix 1 Body Systems: Lymphatic System

TermDefinition
lymph/o lymph fluid
lymphaden/o lymph node
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus gland
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Suppression or deficiency of the immune response (destruction of lymphocytes) caused by exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV
Lymphoma Malignant tumor of lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue
Hodgkin Lymphoma example of lymphoma
Mononucleosis Acute infectious disease with enlargement of lymph nodes and increased numbers of lymphocytes and monocytes in the bloodstream
Sarcoidosis Inflammatory disease in which small nodules, or tubercles, form in lymph nodes and other organs.
Computed tomography scan (CT) X-ray views in the transverse plane for the diagnosis of abnormalities in lymphoid organs
ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) Test to screen for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes aquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Western Blot Test A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies to specific antigens, such as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is regarded as a more precise test than the ELISA
Chemotherapy Treatment with powerful drugs to kill cancer cells and viruses such as HIV
Radiotherapy (Radiation Therapy) Treatment with high dose radiation to destroy malignant lesions in the body.
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
ELISA Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (test to detect anti-HIV antibodies)
HAART Highly active antiretroviral therapy (for AIDS)
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM Immunoglobulins (antibodies)
MAC Mycobacterium avium complex (a group of pathogens that cause lung disease in patients with depressed immune systems)
PCP Pneumocystis Pneumonia (opportunistic infection seen in patients with AIDS)
Created by: amcdoulett
 

 



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