TableĀ 1.

Glossary of terms.

termdefinition
bystander killingdestruction of uninfected red blood cells by the immune system; uninfected cells can also be removed from circulation by the spleen
clonegenetically uniform lineage of malaria parasites
erythropoeisisproduction of red blood cells
immunopathologydestruction of uninfected host tissue by the immune system
immune effectorscells such as macrophages or proteins such as antibodies that are capable of damaging both parasites and host tissue
transmissionspread of a pathogen from one host to another or one cell to another
virulencedegree of harm to the host caused by infection; this includes direct damage by parasites as well as immunopathology