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Glossary of chapters 17-20

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ANTIGEN
a foreign substance that enters the body and triggers an immune response

HIVES
raised, red blotches associated with allergic reaction

QUADRIPLEGIA
all 4 extremeties

ALLERGEN
a substance that enters the body by ingestion, injection, inhalation, or contact and triggers an allergic reaction

CVA
cerebral vascular accident

SEIZURE LONGER THAN 10 min
immediate transport

EPINEPHRINE
a medicine that constricts blood vessels to improve blood pressure,recuces leakage from capillaries and relaxes smooth smooth muscle in the bronchioles

TIA
transient ischemic attack

SENSITIZATION
process in which antibodies are prodeced after exposure to an antigen

ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK
a state of shock that results from dialated and leaking blood vessels related to severe allergic reaction

IMMUNE SYSTEM
the bodies defence mechanism against invasion bt foreign substances

ANTIBODIES
special proteins produced by the immune system that search out antigens, combine with and help to destroy them

HEMIPLEGIA
one side of the body

PARAPLEGIA
both sides of the body

IMMUNE RESPONSE
production of antibodies by the immune system to fight off invasion by foreign substances

MALAISE
a general feeling of waekness or discomfort

ENDOTRACHAEL INTUBATION
placement of a tube down the trachea to facilitate airflow into the lungs and aid breathing

AUTO INJECTOR
a device with a concealed, spring loaded needle used for injecting a single dose of medication.

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