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Med term chapter six

Lymph and immune

specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of altered immunologic reactivity such as allergic reactions allergist
specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the immune system mmunologist
physician who specializes in diagnosing and treateing malignant disorders oncologist
removes waste products and excess fluids created by the cells lymphatic system
clear watery fluid that transports waste products and proteins out ot he spaces between the cells Lymph
Three masses of lymphoid tissue that form a protective ring around the back of the nose and upper throat tonsils
also known as the nasopharyngeal tonsils adenoids
located on the left and right sides of the throat and visable through the mouth palatine tonsils
located superior to the heart and is composed of lymphoid tissue thymus
located on the walls of the ileum and protect against entry of pathogens through the digestive system peyer's patches
hangs from the lower portion of the cecum veriform appendix
saclike mass of lymphoid tissue located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen spleen
known as swollen glands lymphadenitis
benign tumor formed by an abnormal collection of lymphatic vessels lymphangioma
diagnostic test to detect damage or malformations of the lymphatic vessels lymphoscintigraphy
swelling due to an abdormal accumulation of lymph fluid within the tissues lymphedema
disease producing microorganisms pathogens
substances that produce allergic reactions allergens
poisionus or harmful substances toxins
the four lines of defense intact skin, respiratory system, digestive system, lymph system
any substance the body regards as being foreign antigen
substance that produces an allergic reaction allergen
disease fighting protein created by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen antibody
a systemic reaction is also known as anaphylaxis
medications administered to relieve or prevent the symptoms of hay fever antihistamines
caused by a pathogen that does not normally produce an illness in healthy humans opportunistic infection
frequently associated with HIV, it is an opportunistic infection Kaposi's sarcoma
a medication that kills or damages cells cytotoxic
also known as a neoplasm tumor
use of radioactive materials in contact with or implanted into the tissues to be treated brachytherapy
bean shaped node that contains specialized lymphocyhtes that are capable of destroying pathogens lymph nodes
Created by: tonyawiltshire