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Chapter 17
Chapter 17
Vaccine
Originally used in reference to inoculation with the cowpox or vaccinia to protect against smallpox. In general the term now pertains to injection of whole microbes (killed to attenuated), toxoids or parts of microbes as a prevention or cure for disease.
Agglutination
the aggregation by antibodies of suspended cells or simliar-sized particles (agglutinogens) into clumps that settle
Immunoassay
Extremely sensitive tests that permit rapid and accurate measurement of trace antigen or antibody
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
A very sensitive serological test used to detect antibodies in diseases such as AIDS
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
A technique that amplies segments of DNA for testing. Using denaturization, Primers, and heat-resistant DNA polymerase, the number can be increase several million fold
Western Blot
A procedure for separating and identifying antigen or antibodies mitures by 2-dimentional electrophoresis in polyacrylamide gel, followed by immune labeling