Immunology

∞ generated and posted on 2015.12.30 ∞

Study of the means by which organisms resist as well as combat pathogens as well as cancers.

Immunology is the study of a tangled web of cells, factors, and their interactions all generally aimed towards eliminating organisms or complex substances which can cause body's harm, all the while avoiding equivalent damaging otherwise healthy body cells, tissues, and substances.

The following is a list of major concepts associated with the science of immunology:

Abscess, Acellular vaccine, Active immunity, Adaptive immunity, Adherence, Adjuvant, Affinity, Agglutination, Allergic reaction, Alternative pathway, Antibody, Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), Antibody titer, Antigen, Antigen-binding site, Antigen-presenting cell, Antigenic determinant, Antimicrobial peptides, Antigenic, Antiserum, Apoptosis, Artificially acquired active immunity, Artificially acquired passive immunity, Attenuated whole-agent vaccine, B cell, Basophil, Cellular immunity, Chemotaxis (immunology), Ciliary escalator, Classical pathway, Clonal deletion, Clonal selection, Complement system, Conjugated vaccine, Cytokine storm, Cytokines, Cytotoxic lymphocyte, Cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL), Dendritic cell, Diapedesis, DNA vaccine, Edema, ELISA, Endogenous antigen, Eosinophil, Epitope, Fever, Fixed macrophage, Free macrophage, Fully humanized antibody, Gamma globulin, Gastric juice, Hemagglutinin, Histamine, Humanized antibody, Humoral immunity, Hybridoma, IgA, IgE, IgG, IgM, Immune surveillance, Immune tolerance, Immunity, Immunoglobulin (Ig), Immunology, Inactivated whole-agent vaccine, Increased permeability, Inflammation, Ingestion, Innate immunity, Interferon, Lacrimal apparatus, Leukocyte, Lymph node, Lymphocyte, Lysozyme, Macrophage, Major histocompatibility complex (MHC), Major histocompatibility complex class I (MHC class I), Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC class II), Mast cell, Membrane attack complex, Memory cell, Monoclonal antibody (mAb), Monocyte, Mononuclear phagocytic system, Mucous membrane, Mucus, Natural killer cells (NK cells), Naturally acquired active immunity, Naturally acquired passive immunity, Neutralization, Neutrophil, Nucleic acid vaccine, Opsonization, Passive immunity, Pathogen-associated molecular patterns, Perforin, Phagocyte, Phagocytosis, Plasma cell, Primary lymphoid organs, Primary response, Pus, Recombinant vaccine, reticuloendothelial system, Saliva, Sebum, Secondary lymphoid organs, Secondary response, Sensitivity, Seroconversion, Skin, Specificity, Specificity (immunological), Subunit vaccine, T cell, T-cell receptor, T-dependent antigen, T helper cell, T-independent antigen, T regulatory cell, Toll-like receptors, Toxoid, Urine, Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaginal secretions, Valence, Vasodilation, Wandering macrophages, Western blot


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