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Substance producing a hypersensitivity reaction

Allergen

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Pertaining to or suffering from an allergy

Allergic

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Protein produced in response to an allergen

Antibody

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Hypersensitivity to a particular allergen

Allergy

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Defense mechanism arising from antibodies in the blood

Humoral

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Protected from an infectious disease

Immune

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State of being protected

Immunity

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The science and practice of immunity and allergy

Immunology

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Medical specialist in immunology

Immunologist

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Make resistant to an infectious disease

Immunize

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Administration of an agent to provide immunity

Immunization

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Specific protein evoked by an antigen; all antibodies are immunoglobulins

Immunoglobulin

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A circumscribed mass of tissue

Node

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An organism that attaches itself to, lives on or in, and derived its nutrition from another species

Parasite

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A disease causing microorganism

Pathogen

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Substance that makes an environment unclean or impure

Pollutant

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Poisonous substance formed by a cell or organism

Toxin

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Pertaining to a toxin

Toxic

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The state of being poisonous

Toxicity

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Cell surface protein to enhance the sensitivity of an antigen receptor

Coreceptor

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Agent able to destroy cells

Cytotoxic

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Lymphocytes with no surface markers, unlike T cells or B cells

Null cells

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Blood cell that ingests and destroy foreign particles

Phagocyte

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Ingest foreign particles and cells

Phagocytize

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Process of ingestion and destruction of foreign particles and cells

Phagocytosis

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Pertaining to phagocytes or phagocytosis

Phagocytic

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Cell derived from B lymphocytes and active in formation of antibodies

Plasma cell

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Single mass of lymphoid tissue in the midline at the back of the throat

Adenoid

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Vascular, lymphatic organ in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen

Spleen

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Surgical removal of the spleen

Splenectomy