Fighting Communicable Diseases

Immune system -A network of cells, tissues organs, and chemicals that fights off pathogens

Inflammatory response - A reaction to tissue damage caused by injury or infection

Phagocytes - white blood cells that attack invading pathogens

Antigens - Substances that can trigger an immune response

Immunity - The state of being protected against a particular disease

Lymphocyte - A specialized white blood cell that coordinates a and performs many functions or specific immunity

Antibody - A protein that acts against a specific antigen

Vaccine - A preparation of dead or weakened pathogens that are introduced into the body to stimulate an immune response

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