Immunity (Living Environment Honors)
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the immunity that results from the production of antibodies by the immune system in response to the presence of an antigen.
A condition in which the immune system reacts abnormally to a foreign substance.
a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
A blood protein that is produced in response to and counteracting a specific antigen.
A toxin or other foreign substance that induces an immune system response in the body, especially the production of antibodies.
A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus which makes it difficult to breathe.
A disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy cells.
a member of a large group of unicellular microorganisms that have cell walls but lack organelles and an organized nucleus, including some that can cause disease.
cell mediated immunity
An immune response that does not involve antibodies, but rather involves the activation of phagocytes, antigen-specific cytotoxic etc.
a higher than normal body temperature and is part of our body's natural response to an infection.
The reaction of the cells and fluids of the body to the presence of a substance that is not recognized as a constituent of the body itself.
the ability of an organism to resist a particular infection or toxin by the action of a specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells.
a disease that is caused by microorganisms that invade tissue.
this occurs when tissues are injured by bacteria, trauma, toxins, heat or any other cause.
the transfer of active humoral immunity of ready-made antibodies.
a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.
treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation.
a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases
an organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another.
an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.
a disease that can be transmitted to humans from animals.