Glossary of Terms

Antibodies: A complex protein produced by the body to combat bacteria, virus, or other foreign antigens.

T cells: A white blood cell, processed in the thymus gland, which produces lymphokines and signals other lymphocytes to attack invading cells or foreign substances.

B cells: A small white blood cell, produced in the bone marrow, that develops into an antibody-producing plasma cell.

Complement System: Several interrelated proteins in the blood that work in conjunction with antibodies and are responsible for destroying bacteria, producing inflammation, and regulating immune reactions.


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