Saturday, May 25, 2024, 1:16 PM
Site: Extension Foundation Online Campus
Course: Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members (Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H Members)
Glossary: Glossary/Acronyms
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Avian Influenza

Antibody

A protein produced by the body's immune system when it detects harmful substances, called antigens. Examples of antigens include microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses) and chemicals. The antibody helps your body get rid of the antigen.

Antigen

Any substance that can stimulate the production of antibodies and combine specifically with them.

APHIS

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service