antigen

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blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen A , group A , type A
(immunology) the attraction between an antigen and an antibody affinity
blood test used to identify unknown antigens; blood with the unknown antigen is mixed with a known antibody and whether or not agglutination occurs helps to identify the antigen; used in tissue matching and blood grouping and diagnosis of infections agglutination test
antibody that causes agglutination of a specific antigen agglutinin
any substance that acts as an antigen to cause agglutinin production agglutinogen
renewed rapid production of an antibody on the second (or subsequent) encounter with the same antigen anamnestic reaction , anamnestic response
reduction or lack of an immune response to a specific antigen anergy
any of a large variety of proteins normally present in the body or produced in response to an antigen which it neutralizes, thus producing an immune response antibody
site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself antigenic determinant , determinant , epitope
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
blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen B , group B , type B
immune response in which an antigen-antibody combination inactivates a complement (so it is unavailable to participate in a second antigen-antibody combination) complement fixation
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
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
identification of a substance (especially a protein) by its action as an antigen immunoassay , immunochemical assay
ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen immunocompetence
method of using fluorescence microscopy to detect the presence of an antigen indirectly indirect immunofluorescence
antigen capable of causing the production of (or reacting with) an isoagglutinin isoagglutinogen
cell that develops from a B lymphocyte in reaction to a specific antigen; found in bone marrow and sometimes in the blood plasma cell , plasmacyte
(toxicology) the state of being capable of counteracting more than one toxin or antigen or kind of microorganism polyvalence , polyvalency
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