Medical Terminology

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inflammation of the tonsils


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    human body has the capability of resisting organisms or poisons that tend to damage its tissues and organs
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    defenda the body, circulates antibodies, acts under the influence of tissue, protects the body against bacteria and viral infections
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    resistance to a particular disease development by people who have had the disease
    acquired immunity
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    active immunity
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    action taken that results in a person having resistance tp a particular disease
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    preparation used to stop or decrease the immune response that leads to tissue injury or transplant rejection
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Medical Terminology
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