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Autoimmune Disease Medical Terminology

What is autoimmune disease?  Autoimmune disease is a disorder of the immune system in which autoantibodies and/or effector lymphocytes attack cells and tissues of the organism mounting the immune response.  It is a failure of immunological tolerance to self. The sequence of events leads to tissue damage and destruction as well as other features of […]

Medical Terminology for Understanding the Flu

Influenza-Related Medical Terminology Influenza-related medical terminology is terms pertaining to various aspects of the flu. Some of the terms pertain to the flu virus itself, including how it is categorized and transmitted. Others pertain to the illness, including its complications, its treatment and its prevention. Most of the terms relate to microbiology and infectious diseases […]

Medical Microbiology Terminology for Patients

What is microbiology and why is it important? Microbiology is the science which deals with the study of microbes. Medical microbiology is the field of medicine which deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are the main microorganisms of focus. Medical microbiology is a recognized specialty in […]

Immune System Function Medical Terminology

What is the immune system?  To understand immune system function it is necessary to first ask and get an answer to the question – what is the immune system?  Knowledge of the basic medical terminology heightens that understanding. The immune system is a complex and integrated array of organs, tissues, cells and molecules that defends […]

Parts of the Immune System: Medical Terminology

Parts of the immune system Knowledge of the various parts of the immune system is a key to understanding its function and importance. Knowing the medical terminology also helps. In addition to mechanical barriers there are various components which comprise the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.  Those components are molecules, cells, tissues, […]

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