1.An exaggerated response by the immune system to a foreign substance is: a.an allergic reaction.
d.an immune response.
2.A life-threatening emergency that occurs due to an unusually exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein or other substance is: a.anaphylaxis.
c.an immune response.
d.a primary response.
3.Approximately how many persons in the United States die annually due to anaphylaxis? a.25-40
4.The most common cause of anaphylaxis is:
a.horse fly bites.
5.The immune response mechanism that involves a direct attack of the foreign substance by specialized cells of the immune system is: a.cellular immunity.
6.All of the following are recommended preventions for patients with a history of anaphylaxis EXCEPT: a.avoid foods or substances that can trigger anaphylaxis. b.avoid immunotherapy programs.
c.carry an EpiPen.
d.wear a medical identification device.
7.Antigens that result in an immediate hypersensitivity reaction cause the immediate release of _____ antibodies. a.IgA
8.The most common route of entry of an allergen in an anaphylactic reaction is: a.absorption.
9.Genetically predetermined immunity is:
10.A protein capable of stimulating an immune response is an: a.antibody.
11.Which of the following is LEAST likely to stimulate anaphylaxis? a.fire ants
12.Which cells produce antibodies?