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removal of antibodies from serum by addition of red cells that possess the corresponding surface antigen

absorption

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antigen that is not genetically determined and is sometimes transient

acquired antigen

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immunity generated by actual production of antibody by the host in the presence of foreign antigen

active immunity

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normal serum constituents that increase in the presence of infection, injury, trauma to tissues

acute phase proteins

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a substance that can increase the specific antibody production to, or the degree of sensitization against antigen by increasing its size or length of survival in the circulation

adjuvent

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a substance (usually injected with an antigen) that improves the immune response, either humoral or cellular, to the antigen

adjuvent

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attachment of one substance to the surface of another, in particular, attachment of antibody to specific receptors on a cell surface

adsorption

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collection into clumps of the cells or particles distributed in a fluid

agglutination

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antibody capable of causing agglutination with surface antigens

agglutinin

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an antigen agglutinated or clumped by an agglutinin

agglutinogen

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system for activating complement beginning at C3 and do not involve a serologic reaction

alternative complement pathway

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substance in the blood and the lymph serving as one of the active component on the process of cytolysis, the other components being the complement and the cells with antibodies

amboceptor

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anti-sheep red blood cell antibody that causes hemolysis of sheep red cells in the presence of complement

amboceptor

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globulin formed in response to exposure to an antigen

antibody (Ab)

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also known as immunoglobulin

antibody (Ab)

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any substance that oppose or counteract the action of a complement

Anticomplementary susbtance

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any substance which, when introduced into the body, stimulates the formation of antibody

Antigen (Ag)

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union of antibody with its homologous antigen

Antigen-antibody complex

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an autoantibody directed against a component of the nucleus, commonly found in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Antinuclear antibody (ANA)

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serum containing antibody

antiserum

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an antibody produced against streptolysin O,

antistreptolysin O

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a hemolysin produced by Group A streptococci

antistreptolysin O

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ASO meaning

antistreptolysin O

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antibody produced against self antigen

autoantibody

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a molecule that behaves as a self antigen

autoantigen

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lymphocyte from the bursa of Fabricius or an immunoglobulin-forming cell

B-cell

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substance contained in beef erythrocytes, which is capable of absorbing the heterophil antibodies produced as a result of infectious mononucleosis (IM) and serum sickness

Beef erythrocyte (BE) antigen

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BE meaning

Beef erythrocyte

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a protein, not normally present in human blood, appears in a wide variety of inflammatory conditions

C-reactive protein

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characterized by their ability to react with the C-polysaccharide somatic substance of the pneumococci

C-reactive protein

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