Mystery Key Terms

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Antibody

protein that helps destroy pathogens

Antigen

substance that triggers an immune response

Bioinformatics

application of mathematics and computer science to store, retrieve, and analyze biological data

Concentration

the mass of solute in a given volume of solution, or mass/volume

ELISA

an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)

Enzyme

protein that acts as a biological catalyst

Genome

the complete genetic material contained in an individual

Medical Intervention

treat preneoplastic lesions / selective use of medications to reduce high risk populations - tamoxifen / vaccines to prevent infection by oncogenic agents

Outbreak

the sudden occurrence of a disease, in unexpected numbers in a limited area, w/c then subsides

Pathogen

disease-causing agent

Primer

a short segment of DNA that serves as the starting point for DNA synthesis

Serial Dilution

What is the proper term for a patient's serum that has been diluted several times using equal increments?

Solute

the substance that is dissolved

Solution

mixture of two or more substances in which the molecules of the substances are evenly distributed

Solvent

substance in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution

Substrate

reactant of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction

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