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    A large immunogenic molecule or particle to which an antigenic determinant is attached, allowing the determinant to become immunogenic.


Part of the antigen molecule which binds to an antibody-combining site or to a receptor on T cells (see hapten and epitope).


Carraway Methodist Hospital
The Carraway Methodist Hospital is a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, United States.

Carrefour doctors
All doctors near Carrefour, Haiti. Doctors who can assist a patient in Carrefour.

Carrier test
A test designed to detect carriers of a gene for recessive genetic disorder. For example, carrier testing is done for sickle cell trait, thalassemia trait, and the Tay-Sachs gene.

Carroll County General Hospital
Carroll County General Hospital is a hospital in Westminster, Maryland (USA).

Carroll Hospital Center
The Carroll Hospital Center is a hospital in Westminster, Maryland, United States.

Carroll Regional Medical Center
Carroll Regional Medical Center is a hospital in Berryville, Arkansas (USA).


Crohns disease
Gastrointestinal disorder characterized by chronic inflammatory infiltrates, fibrosis affecting all layers of the serosa, and development of noncaseating granulomas. The most common site of involvement is the terminal ileum with the colon as the second most common.

Chiropractic clinic
A medical clinic specialised in chiropractic treatments.

Cancer treatment
A set of medical actions aimed at fighting cancer.

An inflammation of the connective tissue underlying the skin that can be caused by a bacterial infection. Cellulitis can be caused by normal skin flora or by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has previously been broken: cracks in the skin, cuts, burns, insect bites, surgical wounds, or sites of intravenous catheter insertion.

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
Antigen present during embryonic development which normally disappears but reappears in malignant tissue.


Cell-mediated cytotoxicity (CMC)
Killing (lysis) of a target cell by an effector lymphocyte.

Cell-mediated immunity (CMI)
Immune reaction mediated by T cells; in contrast to humoral immunity, which is antibody mediated. Also referred to as delayed-type hypersensitivity.

Class I MHC molecules
Proteins encoded by genes in the major histocompatibility complex (q.v.). Class I molecules are designated HLA-A, B, or C.

Class II MHC molecules
Proteins encoded by genes in the major histocompatibility complex (q.v.). Class II molecules are designated DP, DQ or DR.

Class switch
See isotype switch.

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