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Med Term Chap, 6

Lymphatic & Immune-Vocabulary

adenocarcinoma carcinoma or cancer derived from glandular tissue
adenoiditis inflammation of adenoids
anaphylaxis anaphylactic shock, severe allergic reaction caused by an increased sensitivity to an allergen or some substance
angiogenesis process through which tumor creates its own blood supply
antibody disease-fighting protein created by immune system in response to a presence of a specific antigen
antiviral medication used against viruses or viral infections or to provide temporary immunity against a virus
autoimmune diease where the body attacks itself
bactericide substance that causes death of bacteria
carcinoma malignant tumor that occurs in epithelial tissue
cervical lymph nodes located along sides of neck
cytomegalovirus member of herpes virus family that causes a variety of diseases found in most bodily fluids
cytotoxic medication that kills or damages cells, used as an immunosuppressant and an antineoplastic (chemothearpy cantineoplastics)
hemolytic function of spleen in destroying worn-out red blood cells and releasing their hemoglobin for re-use
human immunodeficiency virus HIV, bloodborne infection in which virus damages or kills cells of immune system causing it to progressively fail, leaving body at risk for opportunistic infections
immunodeficiency disorder occurs when immune response is compromised, weakened, reduced, absent, or not functioning properly
immunosuppressant substance that prevents or reduces body's normal immune response or the normal reaction to a disease or foreign body
inguinal lymph nodes located in inguinal(groin) area of lower abdomen
kaposi's sarcoma opportunistic infection, associated with HIV, cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grown under skin, on lining of mouth, nose, throat, internal organs, skin, mucous membranes, and lymph nodes
lymphadenitis swollen glands, inflammation of lymph nodes
lymphangioma benign tumor formed by abnormal collection of lymphatic vessels due to congenital malformation of lymphatic system
lymphedema swelling due to abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid from inproper drainage usually occurs in tissues, veins, and lymph ducts of the legs, ankles, and feet
lymphocytes white blood cells that are formed in bone marrow that produce antobodies coded to destroy specific antigens
lymphoma general term applied to malignancies affecting lymphoid tissues
macrophage type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills (eats) invading cells, remove dead cells, stimulates action of other immune cells
myoma benign tumor made up of muscle tissue
myosarcoma malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue
neoplasm tumor, growth of tissue that forms an abnormal mass, multiplication of cells are uncontrolled, abnormally rapid, & progressive
neuroblastoma sarcoma of nervous system
oncology study of prevention, causes, and treatment of tumors and cancer
osteosarcoma malignant tumor usually involving upper shaft of long bones, pelvis, or knee
phagocyte large white blood cell that ingest & destroy substances such as cell debris, dust, pollen, and pathogens by the process of phagocytosis
phagocytosis process of destroying pathogens by surrounding and swallowing them
retinoblastoma malignant tumor of retina of the eye that develops during childhood
sarcoma malignant tumor that arises from connective tissues that are hard, soft, and liquid
scleroderma autoimmune disorder where connective tissues become thickened and hardened causing skin to become hard and swollen
splenomegaly abnormal enlargement of spleen
teletherapy radiation therapy administered at a distance from the body
thyroiditis inflammation of thyroid gland
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