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Anything related to blood vessels and the circulatory system.

Used to describe the narrowing of the blood vessels in the course of contraction of the muscular walls. It is a mechanism for the body to regulate the mean arterial pressure as the reaction of endogen catecholamines.

An individual becomes resistant/ immune to a disease with the help of a vaccination by administering a vaccine (i.e. weakened pathogens) into the body which causes a reaction of the immune system. ring a vaccination to make the individual resistant to a disease. The vaccine can consist of weakened pathogens which cause a reaction of the immune system.

A substance that is administered into the body of an individual during a vaccination to make the individual resistant to a disease. The vaccine can consist of weakened pathogens which cause a reaction of the immune system.

One out of two large chambers of the heart responsible for collecting and expelling blood from the atrium to the arteries.

Microorganism smaller than bacteria that can grow and replicate only inside living cells and causes disease in all types of organisms such as animals, humans, plants and even bacteria and archaea.

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