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L.O.M.-lymphatic & immune systems

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acquired immunity
Formation of antibodies and lymphocytes after exposure to an antigen
adenoids
mass of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx
antibody
Protein produced by B cell lymphocytes to destroy antigens
axillary nodes
lymph nodes in the armpit
B cell
Lymphocyte that orginates in the bone marrow and transforms into a plasma cell to secrete antibodies
cervical nodes
lymph nodes in the neck region
complement system
a system of proteins that circulate in the bloodstream and that combine with antibodies to protect against antigens
cytokines
chemicals released by T helper cells that stimulate B cells, proteins that aid and regulate the immune response
cytotoxic T cell
T lymphocyte that directly kills foreign cells
immunity
the body's capacity for identifying, destroying, and disposing of disease-causing agents
immunoglobins
antibodies secreted by the B cells are proteins; found primarily in the plasma, Antibodies produced by plasma cells in response to antigenic stimulation.
immunotheropy
use of immune cells, antibodies, or vaccines to treat or prevent disease