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protein that helps destroy pathogens


substance that triggers an immune response


application of mathematics and computer science to store, retrieve, and analyze biological data


the mass of solute in a given volume of solution, or mass/volume


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)


protein that acts as a biological catalyst


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


the sudden occurrence of a disease, in unexpected numbers in a limited area, w/c then subsides


disease-causing agent


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?


the substance that is dissolved


mixture of two or more substances in which the molecules of the substances are evenly distributed


substance in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution


reactant of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction

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