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Medical TermDescription
-omatumor, neoplasm
-sarcomacancer of connective tissue
-sepsisdecay caused by
-ticpertaining to
acquired immunodeficiency syndromeAn acquired defect of T-cell immunity associated with infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
adenoidsA collection of lymphoid nodules on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx..
allergenAntigen-type substance that produce immediate hypersensitivity.
anaphylaxisA severe immune system reaction to a previously encountered antigen. Can sometimes be fatal.
antibioticsAn infection fighting protein made by blood plasma cells in response to an antigen. It helps destroy bacteria, viruses and toxins.
antibodyProtein produced by B cells as primary immune defense.
antifungalSubstances that destroy fungi.
antigenSubstances that are recognized by the immune system and induce an immune reaction.
autoimmune disorderImmune system attacks on healthy cells by mistake.
bacilliA rod-shaped bacterium.
bacteriaSingle cell living things. One of the three domains of life.
candidiasisAn infection of moist skin areas caused by yeast. Often due to a weakened immune system or heavy antibiotic use.
cytomegalovirusA virus that can be inactive within healthy people, but can cause severe pneumonia when immune systems are suppressed. Symptoms similar to mononucleosis.
herpesAn infection caused by a herpes simplex virus. Can affect the genitals, buttocks or anal areas. Oral herpes causes cold sores on the face or mouth.
Hodgkin's lymphomaA type of lymphoma, a cancer of tissue in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow. The first sign is often an enlargement of lymph node.
immun/oimmune, safe
immunotherapyManipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease.
interferonsProteins that are produced by the body's cells as a defensive response to pathogens.
leukocyt/owhite blood cell
lymphThe interstitial fluid that is in the lymphatic system.
lymphangi/olymph vessel
lymphedemaEdema due to obstruction of lymph vessels or disorders of the lymph nodes. A common complication in the arms after mastectomy.
lymphomaA cancer of the lymphatic system.
malariaA serious parasitic disease caused by mosquito bites. Symptoms include chills, flu-like symptoms, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice.
mammographyRadiographic examination of the breast.
metastasisThe spread of a cancer or other disease from one body part to another not directly connected with it.
onc/oswelling, tumor
osteosarcomaA sarcoma originating in bone-forming cells, affecting the ends of long bones.
parasiteInvertebrate organisms that live on or in another organism.
phag/oeat, swallow
rabiesAcute viral infection affecting mammals, including humans.
rubellaInfectious viral disease caused by virus entering the respiratory tract and spreading to the lymphatic system. Often affecting children and nonimmune young adults. High risk of deafness in fetus. Preventable with MMR vaccine.
sarc/oflesh, connective tissue
sarcoidosisAn disease that leads to inflammation, usually in the lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. Characterized by the formation of granulomas which contain giant cells.
sarcomaA cancer of the bone, muscle, cartilage, fat, blood vessels or connective tissue.
spleenAn encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.
thymusAn organ that is part of the lymphatic system, in which T lymphocytes grow and multiply. The thymus is in the chest behind the breastbone.
tonsillectomySurgical removal of a tonsil
tonsilsA pair of soft lymphoid tissue masses located at the rear of the throat. Part of the immune system.

Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Barbara A. Erickson
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD
Last Update: 12/18/2022

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