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- Anaphylaxis : An acute allergic reaction caused by exposure to an antigen to which the patient is hypersensitive.
- Anemia : A condition characterized by insufficient circulating and effective hemoglobin in blood to support normal physiology.
- Antigen : A molecule that induces an immune response, such as bee pollen or proteins from viruses or bacteria.
- : Immune substances (e.g., immunoglobulin), either created from living cells or synthesized to replicate a natural substance, which is purified and used as a passive immunizing agent against specific bacterial toxins.
- Asthma : Disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi, making breathing difficult.
- Basophil : A circulating leukocyte which, when sensitized to a specific antigen by means of an immunoglobulin E molecule bound to its surface, will release physiologically potent chemicals on recognizing that antigen
- C-reactive protein : Globulin that appears in the blood in certain acute inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatic fever, bacterial infections, and neoplastic diseases.
- Complement (immunologic) : A sequence of normally inactive proteins, which, when activated by foreign proteins of bacteria and other microorganisms, produce protein variants that variously open holes in the cell wall of invaders, and also opsonize the foreign cells to make them "tasty" to attack cells that will destroy them with phagocytosis
- Cytokines : The chemical messengers of the immune system, primarily but not exclusively carried in blood
- Guillain-Barre syndrome : An acute, autoimmune, polyradiculoneuropathy affecting the peripheral nervous system.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Immunologic test : Any test that uses immunologic techniques.
- Immunology : The study of all aspects of the immune system in all animals.
- Leukocyte : Colourless cells of the immune system which defend the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials, and grouped into neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes.
- Macrophage : A type of leukocyte (i.e., white blood cells) that is associated with chronic inflammatory response. It digests foreign cells using the mechanism of phagocytosis, and both circulates in the blood, but later attaches to tissue as a part of local immune response.
- Mast cell : Non-circulating, but leukocyte-like (especially basophil) associated with the inflammatory response, especially the release of histamine.
- Medication : A licensed drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition.
- Memory of water : A pseudoscientific concept, according to which water molecules can store information about the kind of molecules they had been in contact with.
- Multiple sclerosis : A chronic, inflammatory, demyelinating disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS).
- Opsonins : A family of proteins, generated by various immune mechanisms, which "tag" cells as targets for defensive digestion by cells that perform phagocytosis
- Serologic test : Test of blood serum for the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
- Toxoplasma gondii : Species of parasitic protozoa in the genus Toxoplasma, acts as a causative agent for toxoplasmosis, which can have serious or even fatal effects on a fetus whose mother first contracts the disease during pregnancy or on an immunocompromised human.
- Typhoid fever : An acute systemic, febrile infection caused by Salmonella typhi, a serotype of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, spread by fecal-oral contamination, best prevented by water treatment
- Vaccine : "suspensions of killed or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, or rickettsiae), antigenic proteins derived from them, or synthetic constructs, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious and other diseases."(National Library of Medicine)