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  H-2 complex

H-2 complex

    The major histocompatibility complex situated on chromosome 17 of the mouse; contains subregions K, I and D.


Literally, the ability of tissues to get along; in immunology, it means identity in all transplantation antigens. These antigens, in turn, are collectively referred to as histocompatibility antigens.

A structural unit within a eukaryotic nucleus that carries genes. A chromosome consists of a long, continuous strand of DNA and associated proteins.



Head injury
Traumatic injuries involving the cranium and intracranial structures. Injuries may be classified by whether or not the skull is penetrated (i.e., penetrating vs. nonpenetrating) or whether there is an associated hemorrhage.

Substernal pain or burning sensation, usually associated with regurgitation of gastric juice into the esophagus.

Human immunodeficiency virus. Species of lentivirus, subgenus primate lentiviruses (lentiviruses, primate), formerly designated T-cell lymphotropic virus type III/lymphadenopathy-associated virus (HTLV-III/LAV). It is acknowledged to be the agent responsible for the acute infectious manifestations, neurologic disorders, and immunologic abnormalities linked to the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Enlarged veins protruding into the anorectal area, either internal or externally visible. They are either the result of poor sphincter tone and portal congestion, or sphincter hypertonicity, skeletal muscle and adrenergic excess.

HLA complex
See 'Major histocompatibility complex'.

H-2 complex

A particular combination of closely linked genes on a chromosome inherited from one patient.

A compound, usually of low molecular weight, that is not itself immunogenic but that, after conjugation to a carrier protein or cells, becomes immunogenic and induces antibody, which can bind the hapten alone in the absence of carrier.

Heavy chain
The larger of the two types of chains that comprise a normal immunoglobulin or antibody molecule.

H chain
The larger of the two types of chains that comprise a normal immunoglobulin or antibody molecule.

Helper T cells
A class of T cells which help trigger B cells to make antibody against thymus-dependent antigens. Helper T cells also help generate cytotoxic T cells.

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