Flashcards in Lymphatic and Immune Systems Deck (27):
Affected infants are born with a deficiency of B and T Cells, resulting in a lack of immunity.
Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)
Group of clinical signs and symptoms associated with suppression of the immune system and marked by opportunistic infections.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Disorder (AIDS)
Abnormal hypersensitivity acquired by exposure to an antigen.
Hypersensitivity or allergic state arising from a predisposition.
Malignant tumor of lymph nodes and lymph tissues.
Malignant tumor of the bone marrow cells.
Malignant tumor of the thymus gland.
Measures the number of CD4+ and T cells in the bloodstream of patients with AIDS.
CD 4+ cell count
Screening test to detect anti-HIV antibodies in the bloodstream.
Test that separates immunoglobulins.
Measurement of the amount of AIDS virus in the bloodstream.
Viral Load Test
X-ray imaging produces cross-sectional and other views of anatomic structures.
Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan)
A protein produced by B cells to destroy antigens.
A substance that a body recognizes as foreign and invokes an immune response.
Disease of the lymph node.
The ability of T cells to recognize and accept the body's own antigens as friendly.
Lymphocyte that matures from B cells and secrets antibodies.
A poisonous protein that is produced by certain bacteria, animals, or plants.
Fluid that fills the spaces between cells.
Large lymphatic vessel that drains lymph from the lower left side of the body.
Carries lymph throughout the body.
Screening test to detect anti-HIV antibodies in the bloodstream
Western Blot test
Weakened or killed microorganisms, toxins, or other proteins given to induce immunity to infection or disease.
Infectious diseases associated with AIDS.
Cancer arising from the lining cell of capillaries tat produces dark-purplish skin nodules.
Protection that an individual is born with to fight infection.