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Exam 3 Review
Chapters 13, 15, 16, 17, 18
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Natural passive immunity
antibodies from mother to baby (passing through the placenta) your body does NO work
Natural active immunity
getting sick and your immune system does the work
Artificial active immunity
getting a vaccine AND your body does the work
Artificial passive immunity
getting direct antibodies (IV), your immune system is not doing the work
what are the 3 categories of microbial identification?
what is phenotypic microbial identification?
looks at the macroscopic and microscopic factors of a microbe; looks at colonies (form), physiology (how it works/moves), and biochemistry (biological processes at cellular and molecular level) - glucose acid production
what is immunologic microbial identification?
serological analysis (looking at blood serum - antibodies); reactions & properties
What is genotypic microbial identification?
genetic techniques; analysis of a microbe's DNA or RNA
what is the serological method of agglutination?
antibody-mediates clumping of whole cells
what is the serological method of precipitation?
the antigen examined is a soluble molecule
the branch of immunology that traditionally deals with in-vitro diagnostic testing of serum (looking at antibody levels)
the precise molecular group of an antigen (or multiple antigens) that defines its specificity and triggers the immune response
a measure of antibody level in a patient, determined by agglutination methods
measures that the presence or concentration of a macromolecule
what are the normal defenses of the skin?
keratin, antimicrobial peptides, sebum, sweat
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