Vaccines

Vaccines - Terms to Know . Vaccine-a suspension of an...

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Terms to Know . Vaccine-a suspension of an organism or a fraction of an organism that is used to induce immunity. Attenuate-to reduce the virulence of a pathogen by passing it through a process that substantially lessens or negates the virulence of the pathogen. Titer-amount of antibody in the blood. Seroconversion-the presence of antibodies in the blood that indicates a specific infection has taken place and the immune system has responded by producing antibodies. Gamma globulins- another word for antibodies. HGG- human gamma globulins. _____________________________________________________ 1. (Fig.19.1). A. Passive immunization-involves the transfer of antibodies from an immune individual to a non- immune individual. Temporary. Can be artificial or naturally occurring. B. Active immunization-involves the education of the acquired immune system to a specific pathogen without producing disease. Temporary. Can be artificial or naturally occurring. 2. Theory behind vaccination A. We induce the acquired immune system to recognize a pathogen prior to actual infection.
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course MCRO 251 taught by Professor Lorrainecramer during the Fall '09 term at UNC.

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