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Specialized cells of the immune system which can recognize organisms that invade the body (such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi). The antibodies are then able to set off a complex chain of events designed to kill these foreign invaders.
Mentioned in: Bites and Stings, Botulinum Toxin Injections, Cat-Scratch Disease, Celiac Disease, Enterovirus Infections, Leukemias, Chronic, Malignant Lymphomas, Measles, Q Fever, Rheumatic Fever
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Patient discussion about Antibodies
Q. what is anh cardiolipin antibody
A. Cardiolipin is a protein that is very common in the body. Mostly on heart and skeletal muscles. During several illnesses, mostly autoimmune, our body creates an antibody against it that do great damage and needs to cbe controlled.More discussions about Antibodies
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