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Flashcards in Lymphatic and Immune Systems Deck (27):
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Affected infants are born with a deficiency of B and T Cells, resulting in a lack of immunity.

Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disease (SCID)

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Group of clinical signs and symptoms associated with suppression of the immune system and marked by opportunistic infections.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Disorder (AIDS)

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Abnormal hypersensitivity acquired by exposure to an antigen.

Allergy

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Hypersensitivity or allergic state arising from a predisposition.

Atopy

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Malignant tumor of lymph nodes and lymph tissues.

Lymphoma

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Malignant tumor of the bone marrow cells.

Multiple Myeloma

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Malignant tumor of the thymus gland.

Thymoma

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Measures the number of CD4+ and T cells in the bloodstream of patients with AIDS.

CD 4+ cell count

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Screening test to detect anti-HIV antibodies in the bloodstream.

ELISA

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Test that separates immunoglobulins.

Immunoelectrophoresis

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Measurement of the amount of AIDS virus in the bloodstream.

Viral Load Test

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X-ray imaging produces cross-sectional and other views of anatomic structures.

Computed Tomography Scan (CT Scan)

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A protein produced by B cells to destroy antigens.

Antibody

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A substance that a body recognizes as foreign and invokes an immune response.

Antigen

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Disease of the lymph node.

Lymphadenopathy

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The ability of T cells to recognize and accept the body's own antigens as friendly.

Tolerance

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Lymphocyte that matures from B cells and secrets antibodies.

Plasma Cell

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A poisonous protein that is produced by certain bacteria, animals, or plants.

Toxin

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Fluid that fills the spaces between cells.

Interstital Fluid

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Large lymphatic vessel that drains lymph from the lower left side of the body.

Thoracic Duct

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Carries lymph throughout the body.

Lymph vessel

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Screening test to detect anti-HIV antibodies in the bloodstream

Western Blot test

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Weakened or killed microorganisms, toxins, or other proteins given to induce immunity to infection or disease.

Vaccine

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Infectious diseases associated with AIDS.

Opportunistic Infections

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Cancer arising from the lining cell of capillaries tat produces dark-purplish skin nodules.

Kaposi Sarcoma

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Protection that an individual is born with to fight infection.

Natural Immunity

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Mass of lymphatic tissue in the nasopharynx.

Adnoids