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DEFINATIONS

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ALLERGEN A SUBSTANCE CAPABLE OF CAUSING AN ALLERGIC REACTION
ANAPHYLAXIS HYPERSENSITITY(AS TO FORIGN PROTIENS OR DRUGS)RESULTING FROM SENSATION FOLLOWINGPRIOR CONTACT WITH A CAUSTIVE AGENT
ANTIGEN any substance (as an immunogen or a hapten) foreign to the body that evokes an immune response either alone or after forming a complex with a larger molecule (as a protein) and that is capable of binding with a product (as an antibody or T cell) of the i
ASYMPTOMATIC presenting no symptoms of disease
CARCINOGENIC A SUBSTANCE OR AGENT CAUSING CANCER
CHROMOSOME any of the rod-shaped or threadlike DNA-containing structures of cellular organisms that are located in the nucleus of eukaryotes, are usually ring-shaped in prokaryotes (as bacteria), and contain all or most of the genes of the organism; also : the genet
GENOTYPE all or part of the genetic constitution of an individual or group —
HOMEOSTASIS a relatively stable state of equilibrium or a tendency toward such a state between the different but interdependent elements or groups of elements of an organism, population, or group
ISCHEMIA : deficient supply of blood to a body part (as the heart or brain) that is due to obstruction of the inflow of arterial blood
METASTASIS a : change of position, state, or form b : the spread of a disease-producing agency (as cancer cells) from the initial or primary site of disease to another part of the body; also : the process by which such spreading occurs
MUTATION a relatively permanent change in hereditary material involving either a physical change in chromosome relations or a biochemical change in the codons that make up genes; also : the process of producing a mutation
PATHOGENESIS the origination and development of a disease
ACUTE ABRUBT ONSET OF SYMPTOMS THAT RUN A BRIEF COURSE OF LESS THAN 6 MONTHS
CHRONIC : marked by long duration or frequent recurrence : not acute
lymphadenopathy abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes
Created by: learntime101