YeeBio Chp 40 Immune System

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Disease

any change, other than an injury, that disrupts the normal functions of the body

Pathogen

an organism that causes disease

Antibiotic

compound that blocks the growth and reproduction of bacteria

Vector

organisn that carries pathogens from person to person

Inflammatory response

nonspecific defense reaction to tissue damage caused by injury or infection

Antigen

foreign molecule that triggers an immune response

Humoral immunity

specific immunity produced by B cells that produce antibodies that circulate in body fluids

Cell-mediated immunity

type of immunity produced by T cells that attack infected cells

Antibody

protein that helps destroy pathogens

Vaccination

injection of a weakened or mild form of a pathogen to produce immunity

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