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disease caused by uncontrolled cell growth
cancer
IMMUNITY that occurs when a body makes its own antibodies
active (immunity)
protein made in response to FOREIGN INVADERS
antibodies
IMMUNITY that occurs when antibodies come from another source
passive (immunity)
method of using heat to kill some pathogens in food
pasteurization
abbreviation for a sexually transmitted disease
STD
a tiny piece of genetic material that infects and multiplies in host cells, killing the host cells
virus
disease that are long-lasting and non-infectous
chronic
use of chemicals to destroy CANCER cells
chemotherapy
strong reaction of the immune system to a foreign substnace
allergy
substances foreign to the body
antigen
the process of giving by mouth or injection a weakened virus that allows one to develop immunity against a disease
vaccinations
substance that causes an allergic reaction
allergen
diseases NOT spread by people
non-infectous
diseases that are spread by water, air, food, contact, and vectors
infectous
system of defenses the body has to fight disease
immune system