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Glossary

Below a glossary has been put together by taking definitions from http://www.encyclopedia.com/.

Amino Acid - the building blocks of proteins.

Antibody - protein produced by the immune system in response to the presence in the body of antigens

Antigen - foreign proteins or polysaccharides such as bacteria, bacterial toxins, viruses, or other cells or proteins.

HAMA - Human Anti-mouse Antibodies, are immediately produce after an immune response, they seek out mouse made antibodies and destroy them.

Hybridoma - the result of fusing a normally short-lived, antibody-producing B cell to a fast-growing cell, such as a cancer cell, which can be cloned to produce an unlimited amount of antibody.

Lymphocyte - a particular type of white blood corpuscle; B lymphocytes arise in bone marrow; lymphocytes in the thymus develop into T-cells.

Monoclonal Antibody - an antibody that is mass produced in the laboratory from a single clone and that recognizes only one antigen.

Myeloma - a tumor of B lymphocyte cells arising in the bone marrow, cancerous.

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Above is a white blood cell attacking bacteria.