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Appedix I: Body Systems: Lymphatic System

Medical Terminology: A Short Course. 5th Edition. By David-Ellen Chabner. Lymphatic System.
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lymph/o
lymph fluid
lymphaden/o
lymph node
lymphangi/o
lymph vessel
splen/o
spleen
thym/o
thymus gland
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS):
Suppression or deficiency of the immune response (destruction of lymphocytes) caused by exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Lymphoma:
Malignant tumor of lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue. Hodgkin disease is an example of a lymphoma
Mononucleosis:
Acute infectious disease with enlargement of lymph nodes increased numbers of lymphocytes and monocytes in the bloodstream
Sarcoidosis:
Inflammatory disease in which small nodules, or tubercles, form in lymph nodes and other organs.
Computed tomography (CT) scan:
X-ray views in the transverse plane for the diagnosis of abnormalities in lymphoid organs (lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus gland).
ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay):
A test to streen for antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Western blot test:
A blood test to detect the presence of antibodies to specific antigens such as the human immunodeficiency virus. It is regarded as a more precise test than ELISA
Chemotherapy:
Treatment with powerful drugs to kill cancer cells (Hadgkin disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma) and viruses such as the human immunodeficiency virus
Radiotherapy (radiation therapy):
Treatment with high-dose radiation to destroy malignant lesions in the body.
AIDS
Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ELISA
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (test to detect anti-HIV antibodies)
HAART
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (for AIDS)
HD
Hodgkin disease
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, IgM,
Immunoglobulins (antibodies)
MAC
Mycobacterium avium complex (a group of pathogens that cause lung disease in patients with depressed immune systems)
PCP
Pneumocystis pneumonia (opportunistic infection seen in patients with AIDS)