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new or strange
eat or swallow
AIDS (aquired immunodeficiency syndrome)
the most advanced, and fatal, stage of an HIV infection
a substance that produces an allergic reaction in an individual.
anaphylactic shock, is a severe response to an allergen. Symptoms can develop quickly, and...
medications that are capable of inhibiting growth, or killing pathogenic bacterial microorganisms....
a disease-fighting protein created by the immune system in response to the presence of a specific...
an agent that destroys or inhibits the growth of fungi.
any sybstance that the body regards as being foreign, and includes viruses, bacteria, toxins,...
a.k.a. immune reaction, involves binding antigens to antibodies. This resction labels a potentially...
a.k.a. autoimmune disease, is any of a large group of diseases characterized by a condition...
rod-shaped spore-forming bacteria
one-celled microcopic organisms. Most bacteria are not harmful to humans. Bacteria that are...
a malignant tumor that occurs in epithelial tissue. This tissue forms the protective covering...
carcinoma in situ
desctibes a malignant tumor in its original position that has not yet distrbed or invaded the...
a group of proteins that normally circulate in the blood in an inactive form and are activated...
a member of the herpesvirus family that cause a variety of diseases
a medication that kills or damages cells. These drugs are used as immunosuppressants or as...
ductal carcinoma in situ
breast cancer at its earliest stage before the cancer has broken through the wall of the milk...
function of destroying worn-out red blood cells and releasing their hemoglobin for reuse
a.k.a. shingles, is an acute viral infection characterized by painful skin eruptions that follow...
a.k.a. Hodgkin's disease is distinguished from other lymphomas by the presence of large,...
HIV (human immunodeficiency disorder)
a bloodbotne infection in which the virus damages or kills the cells of the immune system,...
bind with specific antigens in the antigen-antibody response. The five primaery types, which...
a substance that prevents or reduces the body's normal immune response. This medication...
a disease treatment that involves either stimulating or repressing the immune response
a.k.a. mono, is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. This condition is characterized by fever,...
infiltrating ductal carcinoma
a.k.a. invasive ductial carcinoma, starts in the milk duct, breaks through the wall of the...
a family of proteins produced by the T cells whose specialty is fighting viruses by slowing...
a.k.a. swollen glands, is an inglammation of the lymph nodes. The terms lymph nodes and lymph...
any disease process affecting a lymph node or nodes.
a benign tumor formed by abnorml collection of lymphatic vessels due to a congenital malformation...
swelling due to an abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid within the tissues
white blood cells that are formed in bone marrow as stem cells. These cells undergo further...
produced by the T cells, direct the antigen-antibody response by signaling between the cells...
a general term applied to malignancies affecting lymphoid tissues. This includes lymph nodes,...
a diagnostic test that is performed to detect damage or malformations of the lymphatic vessels
a type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills invading cells. Macrophages also remove...
a disease caused bya a parasite that lives in certain mosquitoes that is transferred to humans...
a radiographic examination of the breasts to detect the presence of tumors or precancerous...
a new cancer site that results from the spreading process. The mestasis can be within the same...
the process by which cancer spreads from one place to another. The cancer moves from the primary...
a benign tumor made up of muscle tissue
a malignant tumor derived from muscle tissue
the term used to describe all lymphomas other than Hodgkin's lymphoma.
caused by a pathogen that does ot normally produce an illness in health humans. However, when...
a malignant tumor usually involving the upper shaft of long bones, the perlvis, or knee.
a plant or animal that lives on, or within, another living organism at the expense of that...
a microorganism that causes adisease in humans. A microorganism is a living organism that is...
an acute viral infection that is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite or saliva...
a small bacterium that lives in lice, fleas, ticks, and mites
a.k.a. German measles or 3-day measles, is a viral infection characterized by a low-grade fever,...
a malignant tumor that arises from connective tissues, soft tissues, and liquid tissues
spiral-shaped bacteria that have flexible walls and are capable of movement
an abnormal enlargement of the spleen. This condition can be due to bleeding caused by an injury,...
a group of about 30 species of bacteria that form irregular groups or clusters resembling grapes
bacteria that form a chain. Many streptococcal species are harmless; however, other members...
radiation therapy administered at a distance from the body.
caused by the bacillus Clostridium tetani, and is transmitted through a cur or wound. Commonly...
most commonly transmitted from animals to humans by contact with contaminated feces.
a.k.a. chickenpox, is caused by the herpes virus Varicella zoster and is highly contagious....
occurs when the immune response is compromised. Compromised means weakened, reduced, absent,...