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treatment used to interfere with the ability of the immune system to respond to stimulation by antigens
caused by the epstein-barr virus, is characterized by fever, a sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes
infiltrating ductal carcinoma
also known as IDC, starts in the milk duct, breaks through the wall of that duct, and invades fatty breast tissue; accounts for the majority of all breast cancers
infiltrating lobular carcinoma
also known as ILC, is cancer that starts in the milk glands (lobules), breaks through the wall of that gland ad invades that fatty tissue of the breast
is produced by the t cells, is a family of proteins released by cells when invaded by a virus; causes noninfected cells to form an antiviral protein that slows or stops viral multiplication
also known as KS, is an opportunistic infection frequently associated with HIV; 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
are WBC's that specialize so they can attack specific microorganims; formed in bone marrow and undergo further maturation and differentiation in lymphatic tissue throughout the body including lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, tonsils, and peyer's patches; two major classes are b cells, and t cells
are produced by the t cells, direct the immune response by signaling between the cells of the immune system; attract macrophages to the infected site and prepare them to attack
a type of phagocyte, protects the body by ingesting (eating) invading cells by interacting with the other cells of the immune system
an infection of the skin or mucous membranes caused by the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans; generally localized in the mouth or the vagina
a WBC witht he ability to ingest (eat) and destroy substances such as cell debris, dust, pollen, and pathogens
an acute viral infection that may be transmitted to humans by the blood, tissue, or saliva of an infected animal
a malignant tumor of childhood arising from cells of the retina of the eye and usually occuring before the third year of life
a small bacterium that lives in lice, fleas, ticks, and mites; they transmit the infection to humans; rocky mountain spotted fever
also known as german measles or 3-day measles, is a viral infection characterized by fever and a diffuse, fine, red rash
spiral-shaped bacteria that have flexible walls and are capable of movement; lyme disease
bacteria that form irregular groups or clusters; endocarditis, pneumonia, and some skin infections
located superior to (above) the heart; is composed largely of lymphatic tissue; plays an important role in the endocrine and immune systems
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