Pathology: Lymphatic and Immune systems Ch 15 Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Pathology: Lymphatic and Immune systems Ch 15 Deck (14):
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Allergy or hypersensitivity

Overreaction by the body to a particular antigen

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Allergen

A substance capable of inducing an allergic reaction

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Anaphylaxis

Severe response to a foreign substance. Signs develop acutely and may include swelling, blockage of airways, tachycardia, and ptylism

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Autoimmune Disease

Disorder in which the body makes antibodies directed against itself

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Immunosuppression

Reduction or decrease in the ability of the immune system to respond to stimulation by antigens

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Immunosuppresant

A chemical that prevents or reduces the body's normal reaction to disease

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Lymphadentis or swollen glands

Inflammation of the lymph node

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Lymphadentopathy

Disease of the lymph nodes (an example of incorrect use of aden/o b//c nodes are not glands)

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Lymphangioma

Abnormal collection of lymphatic vessels forming a mass (usually benign)

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Splenomegaly

Enlargement of the spleen

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Tonsillitis

Inflammation of tonsils

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Splenectomy

Surgical removal of the spleen

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Thymectomy

Surgical removal of the thymus

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Tonsillectomy

Surgical removal of the tonsils

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