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Immune System: Noninfectious disorders

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cancer
any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division
genetic disorder
An abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes
degenerative disease
any disease in which a part of the body wears out
metabolic disease
any disease that results from an error in a biochemical pathway
allergy
abnormal immune system sensitivity to an otherwise harmless antigen
anaphylatic shock
a severe allergic reaction which restricts air flow to the lungs
autoimmunity
production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body