Immune Systems Definitions

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Year 2 Flashcards on Immune Systems Definitions, created by gina_evans0312 on 20/01/2014.

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Immunity Bodily responses to substances considered a danger
Pathogen A disease causing organism
Specificity Antigen-receptor bonds that allow the body to distinguish between self and non-self
Memory Reactivation of immune-specific cells upon reinfection by a specific antigen
Antigen Substance capable of triggering an immune response
Epitope Part of antigen recognised by immune receptors
Chemo/cytokines Soluble factos released by the cell to help alert other cells & contain infection
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