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a severe response to a foreign substance such as a drug, food, insect venom, or chemical
a disease fighting protein caused by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific antigen
Medication that prevents or reduces the body's normal reactions to invasion by disease or by foreign tissues.
Treatment used to interfere with the ability of the immune system to respond to antigen stimulation.
An infection caused by Epstein-Barr virus (one of the herpes viruses) that is characterized by fever, a sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes.
Ductal carcinoma in situ
breast cancer at its earliest stage (stage 0) before the cancer has broken through the wall of the duct.
Invasive lobular carcinoma
cancer that starts in the milk glands (lobules), breaks through the wall of the gland and invades the fatty tissue of the breast.
produced by the T cells and is a family of proteins released by cells when invaded by a virus. Also causes noninfected cells to form an antiviral protein that slows or stops viral multiplication.
form of sarcoma that is frequently associated with HIV and may affect the skin, mucous membranes, lymph nodes and internal organs
a radiographic study of the lymphatic vessels and nodes with the use of a contrast medium to make these structures visible.
an abnormal accumulation of fluid primarily in the legs and ankles that occurs when veins or lymph vessels do not drain properly
small white blood cells that bear the major responsibility for carrying out the activities of the immune system.
also referred to as enzyme-linked-immunosorbent assay; it is a blood test used to screen for the presence of HIV antibodies
An acute viral infection characterized by painful skin eruptions that follow by underlying route of the inflamed nerve; also known as shingles
is distinguished by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells. These are large cancerous lymphocytes that are identified by microscopic examination of a biopsy specimen taken from an enlarged lymph node
Human immunodeficiency virus
A blood borne pathogen that invades and then progressively impairs or kills cells of the immune system
A condition that occurs when one or more parts of the immune system are deficient or missing
A type of antibody produced naturally by the body; synthetic immunoglobulis are administered as a post exposure preventative measure against certain viruses such as rabies and some types of hepatitis
produced by the T-cells; direct the immune response by signaling between the cells of the immune system
a type of phagocycte that protects the body by ingesting invading cells and by interacting with other cells of the immune system.
a malignant tumor usually involving the upper shaft of long bones, the pelvis, or knee.
a herpes-type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised
used for chemotherapy, are destructive to cells, stops reproduction of cancer cells.
an acute viral infection that is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite or saliva of an infected animal.
small bacteria that live in lice, fleas, ticks, and mites that are transmitted to humans ex: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity
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