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Flashcards in Ch 14 - Lymphatic and Immune Systems Terminology Deck (8)
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immun/o

protection

ex. autoimmune disease - a disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy cells
ex. immunoglobulin - protein that acts to protect the body
ex. immunosuppression - suppressing the immune response

2

lymph/o

lymph

ex. lymphopoiesis - formation of lymph
ex. lymphedema - swelling of the tissue surrounding the lymph
ex. lymphocytosis - deficiency of lymphocytes in the blood
ex. lymphoid - derived from lymph

3

lymphaden/o

lymph node (gland)

ex. lymphadenopathy - disease of the lymph glands
ex. lymphadenitis - inflammation of the lymph nodes/gland

4

splen/o

spleen

ex. splenomegaly - enlargement of the spleen
ex. splenectomy - removal of the spleen
ex. asplenia - condition of no spleen/absence of spleen
ex. hypersplenism - overactive spleen

5

thym/o

thymus gland

ex. thymectomy - removal of the thymus gland

6

tox/o

poison

ex. toxic - p. poison

7

ana-

again, anew

ex. anaphylaxis - exaggerated hypersensitivity to a foreign protein

8

inter-

between

ex. interstitial fluid - fluid that lies between body cells and eventually becomes lymph fluid