A&P Key Terms Chapter 14

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Active Immunity

immunity that is produced as a result of an encounter with an antigen, with subsequent production of memory cells (B cells)

Antibody

substance produced by the body that inactivates or destroys another substance that is introduced into the body; immunoglobulin

Antigen

a substance that triggers an immune system response when it is introduced into the body

Artificial Immunity

immunity that requires some diliberate action, such as a vaccination, to achieve exposure to the potentially harmful antigen

Immunoglobulin

substance produced by the body that inactivates or destroys another substance that is introduced into the body; antibody

Natural Immunity

immunity acquired through normal processes of daily living.

Passive Immunity

immunity that results when an individual receives the immune agents from some other source other then his or her own body

Primary Response

the initial reaction of the immune system to a specific antigen

Resistance

the bodys ability to counteract the effects of pathogens and other harmful agents

Secondary Response

rapid and intense reaction to antigens on second & subsequent exposures attributable to memory cells (B cells)

Susceptibility

lack of resistance to disease

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