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Antibody
protein that helps destroy pathogens
Antigen
substance that triggers an immune response
Bioinformatics
application of mathematics and computer science to store, retrieve, and analyze biological data
Concentration
the mass of solute in a given volume of solution, or mass/volume
ELISA
an assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria)
Enzyme
protein that acts as a biological catalyst
Genome
the complete genetic material contained in an individual
Medical Intervention
treat preneoplastic lesions / selective use of medications to reduce high risk populations - tamoxifen / vaccines to prevent infection by oncogenic agents
Outbreak
the sudden occurrence of a disease, in unexpected numbers in a limited area, w/c then subsides
Pathogen
disease-causing agent
Primer
a short segment of DNA that serves as the starting point for DNA synthesis
Serial Dilution
What is the proper term for a patient's serum that has been diluted several times using equal increments?
Solute
the substance that is dissolved
Solution
mixture of two or more substances in which the molecules of the substances are evenly distributed
Solvent
substance in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution
Substrate
reactant of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction