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definitions.

Post by cool A-level student » Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:42 am

hey guys :)
i need some definitions as i cant find them all:

Adaptive immuntity (im pretty sur eof dat 1 but need conformation)
Diptheria
Living attentuated micro-organisms
Toxoids
extracted antigens
artificial antigens

my bio dictionary and the one on this site dont hve these so thanks for any help

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Post by cool A-level student » Thu Mar 23, 2006 12:32 pm

well ive found em and guessed them but im still a little unsure about extracted and artificial antigens

can any1 help there?

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Post by victor » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:34 am

extracted = got from the natural producer
Artificial = synthesized (i.e. IMO like monoclonal antibody)
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Post by PERO » Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:14 pm

toxoids = toxines but not harmfule.
for ex. toxoines from Chlostiridium botulinum + methanal => toxids
so, toxids will cause allergic reaction, but wont cause illnes ( vacctination)
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