Acute Coronary Syndrome is a term used for any condition brought on by sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart.
Acute Myocardial Infarction is a heart attack.
Adjuvant is a substance which enhances the body’s immune response to an antigen.
Albumin is any protein that is soluble in water and moderately concentrated salt solutions and is coagulable by heat. It is found in egg whites, blood, lymph, and other tissues and fluids. In the human body serum albumin, is the major plasma protein (approximately 60 per cent of the total), which is responsible for much of the plasma colloid osmotic pressure (COP) and serves as a transport protein carrying large organic anions, such as fatty acids, bilirubin and many drugs and also carrying certain hormones, such as cortisol and thyroxine, when their specific binding globulins are saturated. Albumin is synthesized in the liver. Low serum levels occur in protein malnutrition, active inflammation and serious hepatic and renal disease.
Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (AATD) is an inherited condition that causes low levels of, or no, alpha 1 antitrypsin (AAT) in the blood. AATD is a protein made in the liver and enables normal function of the lungs.
Anti-D immunoglobulin also called Rh (D) immunoglobulin, is an injection of Anti-Rhesus antibodies given to women whose blood group is Rhesus negative, if there is a chance that she has been exposed to Rhesus positive blood, either during pregnancy or blood transfusion.
Anti-infectives is something capable of acting against infection, by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent or by killing the infectious agent outright.
Antiserum is a serum containing immunoglobulin against specified antigens.
Antivenom (or antivenin, or antivenene) is a biological product used in the treatment of venomous bites or stings. It is created by injecting a small amount of the targeted venom into an animal such as a horse, sheep, or rabbit; the subject animal will suffer an immune response to the venom, producing antibodies against the venom's active molecule which can then be harvested from the animal's blood and used to treat envenoming in others.
Autoimmune Disease is when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells.