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blood type antibodies ABO antibodies
immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a acquired immunity
form of acquired immunity in which the body produces its own antibodies against disease-causing antigens active immunity
clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins) agglutination
bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin anatoxin , toxoid
any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies) antigen
blood serum containing antibodies against specific antigens; provides immunity to a disease antiserum
quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc. assay
any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues autoimmune disease , autoimmune disorder
production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions autoimmunity
lymphocyte derived from bone marrow that provides humoral immunity; it recognizes free antigen molecules in solution and matures into plasma cells that secrete immunoglobulin (antibodies) that inactivate the antigens B cell , B lymphocyte
disease seen in patients with lung cancer and characterized by weakness and fatigue of hip and thigh muscles and an aching back; caused by antibodies directed against the neuromuscular junctions carcinomatous myopathy , Eaton-Lambert syndrome , Lambert-Eaton syndrome , myasthenic syndrome
field of chemistry concerned with chemical processes in immunology (such as chemical studies of antigens and antibodies) chemoimmunology , immunochemistry
blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test complement fixation test
assay that relies on an enzymatic conversion reaction and is used to detect the presence of specific substances (such as enzymes or viruses or antibodies or bacteria) ELISA , enzyme-linked-immunosorbent serologic assay
fluorochrome commonly conjugated with antibodies for use in indirect immunofluorescence fluorescein isocyanate , fluorescein isothiocyanate
blood test to detect heterophil antibodies that agglutinate sheep red blood cells; positive result indicates infectious mononucleosis heterophil test
enzyme used in immunohistochemistry to label antigens and their antibodies horseradish peroxidase
class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response Ig , immune gamma globulin , immune globulin , immune serum globulin , immunoglobulin
bodily defense reaction that recognizes an invading substance (an antigen: such as a virus or fungus or bacteria or transplanted organ) and produces antibodies specific against that antigen immune reaction , immune response , immunologic response
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