Glossary


The NMR glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of terms and jargon used on our site.


 

Abortion

Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival.

Accredited

A high state of freedom from a particular disease regularly monitored by testing for that disease.

Acute

Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course

Antibody

Immune substances produced in response to an infection or vaccination or acquired as in colostrum or antisera

Antigens

A substance, often part of Microorganisms that causes disease, which can give rise to an immune response (production of antibodies)

Antisera

Serum containing antibodies to a particular disease or diseases which when administered to an animal provides it with temporary immunity