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AIDS caused by HIV, which disables the immune response
allergy response to an allergen, produces a hypersensitivity reaction
autoimmune disorder diseases that is caused by a person's own immune response attacking healthy tissues
botulism poisoning caused by the ingestion of food contaminated with the toxin produced by the bacterium
hemophilia bleeding disorder that results from defective clotting proteins
Hodgkin's disease cancer of lymphatic tissue, elargement of lymph nodes, fatigue, immune deficiency
iron deficiency anemia anemia that is caused by a lack of iron, which results in smaller red blood cells containing deficient levels of hemoglobin
mononucleosis viral disease characterized by enlaged lymph nodes, atpical lymphocytes, sore throat, fever, and fatigue
nosocomial infections disorder that usually consists of bacterial infections contracted during a hospital stay
pernicious enemia anemia caused by an inadequate supply of folic acid, resulting in red blood cells that are large, varied in shape, and reduced in number
septicemia systemic disease caused by the presence of bacteria and their toxins in the circulating blood
tetanus disease caused by a powerful neurotoxin released by the common bacterium Clostridium tetani
anticoagulant a chemical agent that reduces the clotting process
autologous transfusion transfusion of blood donated by a patient for personal use
blood chemistry tests on blood samples to measure the levels of particular components
coagulation time a timed blood test to determine the time required for a blood clot to form
complete blood count a common laboratory blood test that provides diagnostic information of a patient's general health
homologous transfusion transfusion of blood that is voluntarily donated by another person
immunization procedure that provides immunity against a particular antigen
vaccine any preparation used to activate an immune response
white blood count measures the number of white blood cells per cubic centimeter
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