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bacteria, viruses, and immunity
extremely small unicellular organisms without a nucleus; prokaryotic cells
medicine that kills or slows the growth of bacteria
any disease-producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
substance that, when introduced into the body, causes formation of antibodies against it
a substance produced by the body that destroys or inactivates an antigen that has entered the body
A strand of nucleic acid encased in a protein coat that can infect cells and replicate within them
an organism, such as an insect, that transmits pathogens
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
a eukaryotic organism that cannot be classified as an animal, plant, or fungus
solution made from dead viruses that is use to prevent viral disease
Resistance to disease
lymphocytes that develop in the thymus and are responsible for immunity
a white blood cell that matures in bones and makes antibodies
when the immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance
when some bacteria are able to survive in the presence of an antibiotic