Biology - Health & Disease

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Immune
Able to destroy a pathogen before it can harm the body.
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Immune Response
The way in which lymphocytes respond to an infection by pathogens.
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Immune System
The organs and cells in the body that help to destroy pathogens.
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Immunoglobin
An antibody; a small protein molecule that is able to bind with a specific antigen.
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Antigen
A molecule or cell that is recognised as foreign by the immune system.
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Antigen-presenting Cell
A cell that takes in a pathogen , or molecules from it, and holds them in its plasma membrane where they may be encountered by a lymphocyte.
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Antibiotic
A substance that kills bacteria but does not harm animal cells.
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Pathogen
An organism that causes disease.
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Vector
An organism that transmits pathogens.
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Passive Immunity
Possessing antibodies that were produced in another organism's body.
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Primary Response
The response of the immune system when an antigen is encountered for the first time.
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Active Immunity
The ability to produce antibodies to destroy a pathogen.
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Antibody
A small protein secreted by B-lymphocytes in response to a particular antigen.
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Artificial Immunity
Immunity acquired through vaccination, for example being given weakened pathogens, or antibodies.
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Immune Response

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The way in which lymphocytes respond to an infection by pathogens.

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Immune System

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Immunoglobin

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Antigen

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