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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Match the immunity concept with the best description.

_____ anaphylactic shock a. recognizes antigen
_____ immune memory b. insufficient immune response
_____ immune deficiency c. general defense mechanism
_____ autoimmunity d. immune response against one’s own body
_____ antigen receptor e. secondary response
_____ inflammation f. acute allergic reaction

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To match: The immunity concept with the best description.

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Anaphylactic shock: f. acute allergic reaction

Anaphylactic shock is an extreme life-threatening allergic reaction to an antigen to which the body has become hypersensitive. It can cause itchy rash, throat or tongue swelling, shortness of breath, vomiting, lightheadedness, and low blood pressure.

Immune memory: e. secondary response

Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to recognize quickly to the antigen that the body has previously encountered and an initiate immune response. This immune response is called the secondary immune response.

Immune deficiency: b. insufficient immune response

Immunodeficiency or the immune deficiency is a condition in which the immune system has the ability to fight against the infectious disease and cancer is compromised or entirely absent...

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