Glossary

Adaptive Immune System

    [Adaptive immune system, Acquired immune system ] The second of two immune system strategies, the first being the innate immune system. It adapts by learning to recognise pathogens previously encountered and tailoring its response through the creation of antibodies.

    Alcohol

      [ alcohol ] Alcohols are any of a group of volatile, flammable, colourless organic compounds having at least one hydroxyl (OH) group bound to a carbon atom. They are the natural product of the fermentation of sugars and include methanol… Read More »Alcohol

      Gene Roddenberry

        Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (1921 – 1991) was a screenwriter and producer, best known as the creator of the original 1960s Star Trek television series. See Wikipedia.

        Immunoglobulin A (IgA )

          [ Immunoglobulin A, IgA, sIgA ] Immunoglobulin A (IgA or sIgA) is an antibody, functionally part of the adaptive immune system, that defends the mucous membranes. It represents about 15% of total immunoglobulins produced. sIgA is the secretory version of… Read More »Immunoglobulin A (IgA )

          Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

            [ immunoglobulin E, IgE] Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody in mammals, functionally a part of the adaptive immune system to fight off parasites such as flukes and worms. It is produced by plasma cells and only represents o.o5% of… Read More »Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

            Immunoglobulin G (IgG)

              [ Immunoglobulin G, IgG ] Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the most common antibody and functionally part of the adaptive immune system. They are created by plasma B cells and represent about 3/4 of the antibodies released into the bloodstream.

              Innate Immune System

                [ Innate immune system ] A complex defence strategy that dispatches specialised chemicals to the infected area of the body. It also removes dead or damaged tissue and foreign substances such as toxins and pathogens. The innate immune system is… Read More »Innate Immune System

                Palm kernel oil

                  [ Palm kernel oil ] Not to be confused with palm oil, a palm kernel oil is a highly saturated seed oil derived from the kernel of the oil palm Elaeis guineensis. Palm kernel oil contains mostly lauric acid (48,2%),… Read More »Palm kernel oil

                  Post-Modern Diet

                    [ Post-Modern Diet, PMD ] 1. A trademark of Post-Modern Lifestyle Project (PMLP), used in relation to its educational services, publications and websites. 2. A philosophy about diet and nutrition promoted by PMLP that takes a rational approach, based on… Read More »Post-Modern Diet