Cancer of the bone marrow
Leukemia
A retrovirus that attacks and weakens the immune system
HIV
The final stage of an HIV infection
AIDS
Helps you to digest food and excrete waste
Water
What your body gets energy from- found in sugar and fruits
Carbohydrates
What your body uses to grow and repair cells and tissue
Protiens
Gives your body energy- saturated and unsaturated
Fats
Organic molecules that work with enzymes
Vitamins
Inorganic materials that are needed to build and repair tissues
Minerals
Released in response to pathogens to make them uncomfortable
Interferon
Characterized by swelling, redness, pain, itching, and/or increased warmth
Inflammation
A cell that engulfs pathogens- Pacmen
Phaygocytes
An element found in food that helps our bones stay stronger- Milk
Calcium
Carried by histamines that play a vital roll in transmitting oxygen to your body- bloodstream
Iron
Attack pathogens that have gotten through the body's external barriers
WBC
Stimulate the cells in the blood vessel walls to spread out
Histamines
Protein markers on the surface of pathogens
Antigens
An oversensitivity to an antigen that is normally harmless
Allergy
A severe allergic reaction that leads up to this event
Anaphylaxis
The process by which your body breaks down the large molecules in your food
Digestion
Rings of muscles that open and close to allow food to pass through
Sphincter
A tube that connects the mouth and stomach
Esophagus
Food that has been reduced to a semi-liquid mixture
Chyme