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YeeBio Chp 40 Immune System

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Disease
any change, other than an injury, that disrupts the normal functions of the body
Pathogen
an organism that causes disease
Antibiotic
compound that blocks the growth and reproduction of bacteria
Vector
organisn that carries pathogens from person to person
Inflammatory response
nonspecific defense reaction to tissue damage caused by injury or infection
Antigen
foreign molecule that triggers an immune response
Humoral immunity
specific immunity produced by B cells that produce antibodies that circulate in body fluids
Cell-mediated immunity
type of immunity produced by T cells that attack infected cells
Antibody
protein that helps destroy pathogens
Vaccination
injection of a weakened or mild form of a pathogen to produce immunity