Organ Transplant Vocabulary

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					Organ Transplant Vocabulary
Vocabulary
 Donor: one who        Discordant species:
  gives organs or        distantly related
  tissues to another     species
 Recipient: one          Dogs & cats
  who receives          Concordant
  organs or tissues      species: species
  from another           that are similar
                          Chimps and
                           humans
                          Dogs & wolves
Vocabulary
 Immune System: the system in the body
  responsible for protecting the body from
  foreign invaders
 Brain Death: legal death in US; no brain
  activity whatsoever
 Cadaveric Donor: organ/tissue donations
  from a dead person
 Living Donor: someone who donates
  tissues or one of a paired organs while still
  alive
Vocabulary
 End-stage renal disease:
  complete kidney failure
 Immunosuppressive drugs:
  medications that interfere with the
  immune system so foreign tissue is
  not attacked
 Anti-rejection drugs: medications
  taken post-transplant so recipient will
  accept the foreign tissue
Vocabulary
 Procurement: to       Transplant
  retrieve donated       Centers: hospitals
  organs or tissues      or medical centers
  from a donor           that perform the
 Organ Procurement      transplant between
  Organizations:         donor and recipient
  assist families in
  the donation
  process
Vocabulary
 Autologous Transplants: a donation to
  yourself
   Skin, tendons, bone
 Allogenic Transplants: transplants that
  occur between 2 individuals who are
  genetically distinct but from the same
  species
   Human-human (not twins)
 Xenogenic Transplants: transplants
  between 2 members of different species
   Pig to human

				
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