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immune function
Production and action of cells that fight disease or infection
immune response
The activity of the immune system against foreign substances (antigens)
immune system
(im-YOON) The complex group of organs and cells that defends the body against infections and other diseases
immune system tolerance
The failure of the immune system to respond to an antigen that previously caused an immune response
immunization
A technique used to cause an immune response that results in resistance to a specific disease, especially an infectious disease
immunoassay
A test that uses the binding of antibodies to antigens to identify and measure certain substances. Immunoassays may be used to diagnose disease. Also, test results can provide information More…
immunocompetence
The ability to produce a normal immune response
immunocompetent
Having the ability to produce a normal immune response
immunocompromised
Having a weakened immune system caused by certain diseases or treatments
immunodeficiency
The decreased ability of the body to fight infection and disease
immunodeficiency syndrome
The inability of the body to produce an immune response
immunoglobulin
A protein that acts as an antibody
immunohistochemical
Denoting the application of antigen-antibody interactions to histochemical techniques.
immunohistochemistry
Chemical techniques used to identify, under the microscope, particular chemicals or proteins in tissue.
immunological adjuvant
A substance used to help boost the immune response to a vaccine so that less vaccine is needed
immunology
The study of the body's immune system
immunophenotyping
(IM-yoo-no-FEE-no-tie-ping) A process used to identify cells, based on the types of antigens or markers on the surface of the cell. This process is used to diagnose specific types of More…
immunoreactive
Reacting to specific antigens
immunoscintigraphy
An imaging procedure in which antibodies labeled with radioactive substances are given to the person. A picture is taken of sites in the body where the antibody localizes
immunostaining
Laboratory process of detecting an organism in tissues with antibodies
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