Glossary of Medical Terms

Our online medical glossary of medical terms and definitions includes definitions for terms related to treatment, and general medicine


Substances which are capable, under appropriate conditions, of inducing a specific immune response and of reacting with the commodity of that response, that is, with specific antibodies or specifically sensitised T-lymphocytes, or both. Antigens may be soluble substances, such as toxins and foreign proteins, or particulates, such as bacteria and tissue cells; however, only the portion of the protein or polysaccharide molecule known as the antigenic determinant (epitopes) combines with antibody or a specific receptor on a lymphocyte.
dry cutaneous leishmaniasis   dry distillation   dry dressing   dry drowning   dry eye   dry eye syndrome   dry eye syndromes   dry gangrene   (2)
© 2006-2019 Last Updated On: 03/19/2019 (0.01)