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Immune System

Important terms for the immune system

passive immunity immunity in which the antibodies that fight a pathogen come from another organism
active immunity Immunity that occurs when a persons own immune system produces antibodies in response to the prescense of a pathogen
allergy a disorder in which the immune system is overly sensetive to a foriegn substance
infectious disease A disease that can be spread from one organism to another
immunity The ability to resist a particular toxin by the action of specific antibodies
antibiotic A medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms
Pasteurization Heating process that is widely used to kill microorganisms found in food
inflammatory response certain type of white blood cell that leaks from the blood into tissue to fight the pathogens
Antigen A toxin or other foriegn substance that induces an immune response in the body
vaccination Taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
Allergen a substance that causes an allergic reaction
Histamine A heterocydic amine, that is released by cells in the response to injury and in allergic and inflammation reaction
pathogen An organism that causes a disease
Immune response It is the third line of defense
antibody a chemical produced by the b cell, that fights a specific kind of pathogen
lymphocyte A type of white blood cell surrounded in cytoplasm
T cell Identifys a pathogen and distinguishes one kind of pathogen from another
allergy A disorder in which the immune system is very sensitive to a foriegn substance
Vaccine A substance that contains pathogens that have been weakened to trigger the immune system
B cell A lymphocyte that produces a chemical to destroy a specific kind of pathogens
phagocyte White blood cells that destroy pathogens by engulfing them and breaking them down
Created by: Cambear