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MT Short Course Sys5

Lymphatic System Abbreviations and Terms

lymph/o lymph fluid
lymphaden/o lymph node or gland
lymphangi/o lymph vessel
splen/o spleen
thym/o thymus gland
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; syndrome associated with suppression of the immune system
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; test to detect HIV
HAART highly active antiretroviral therapy; combination of drugs used to treat AIDS
HD Hodgkin disease; type of lymphoma
HIV human immunodeficiency virus; virus that causes AIDS
IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM immunoglobulins
MAC mycobacterium avium complex
PCP pneumocystis pneumonia; pneumonia associated with AIDS - an opportunistic infection
T-4 type of lymphocyte that is attacked by AIDS virus
G-CSF protein that promotes white blood cell production
HSV virus (herpes) causing blisters
KS malignant tumor associated with AIDS (Kaposi's sarcoma)
Created by: cskinner